13 Lab Exercise: Other Healthcare Profession Role and Responsibilities

LAB EXERCISE:  OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSION ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

OBJECTIVES

For this lab exercise you will 

  1. Examine the roles and responsibilities of health care team members outside of their own discipline.
  2. Explain the roles and responsibilities of other providers and how the team works together to provide care, promote health, and prevent disease (IPEC, 2011, RR4).

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. This assignment concerns the role exploration of “the other” healthcare profession; not your own.
  2. IDENTIFY a healthcare profession to research.
  3. REVIEW the questions that need to be addressed by your research
  4. GATHER INFORMATION by any/all of the following methods:  interview and/or shadowing a practicing professional, look at professional/organizational websites, educational/university websites that offer that degree, and/or governing bodies (state/federal) websites.  For example, if you have pharmacist look at the Ferris State University website for the Pharmacy Doctorate program; besides the educational information and pre-requisites they have other professional links that will help you.
  5. ANSWER the following questions:
  • What is the educational preparation for entry into practice requirements of this healthcare role? 
    • (Such as:  What undergraduate and graduate courses are common to this profession as well as your own?  What is the training?  Are there certification exams? Are there additional requirements for licensing?)

 

 

 

  • What specialized knowledge and skills does this healthcare role contribute to the interprofessional team?

 

 

 

  • How does this healthcare profession’s role and specialized knowledge overlap with other members of the interprofessional team?

 

 

 

  • Where does this healthcare profession provide care to patients?

 

 

 

  • Does the healthcare professional provide care to specific patient/community populations?  If so, which ones?

 

 

 

RUBRIC – Other Health Profession Role and Responsibilities

POINTS CRITERIA
0-4 Offers a relevant explanation of educational preparation and ongoing professional development for the healthcare profession.
0-4 Clearly and concisely describes the specialized knowledge and skills [and/or responsibilities] of the healthcare profession and how they contribute to the interprofessional team.
0-4 Offers a relevant explanation of the role overlap with other healthcare professions.
0-4 Where does this healthcare profession provide care to patients?
0-4 Does the healthcare professional provide care to specific patient/community populations?  If so, which ones?

REFERENCES

Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel.  (2011). Core competencies for interprofessional practice:  Report of an expert panel.  Washington, D.C.:  Interprofessional Education Collaborative

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