This interprofessional learning through simulation resource package consists of two components: an audiovisual resource and a supporting facilitator manual. In order to optimise the learning opportunities from this package it is recommended that participants are firstly introduced to the concepts of interprofessional learning and human factors in health care.
The audiovisual resource consists of two scenarios, the first demonstrating sub-optimal performance of the healthcare team, with the second demonstrating more effective performance, improving the patient experience. The package has been created in a format to enable flexibility in its application depending of the educational setting.
Julie, a newly diagnosed patient with type 2 diabetes, has an appointment with her general practitioner (GP). He prescribes medication to help increase her insulin levels, and recommends that she undertakes some lifestyle changes to address her excess weight. No referrals are provided.
Subsequently Julie visits a dietitian and exercise physiologist to assist with diet choices and weight loss. The dietitian and exercise physiologist do not have any referring information and must rely on Julie to provide details regarding her condition, medications and treatment plan. Julie becomes confused by conflicting messages regarding her treatment. This leads to her having a hypoglycaemic episode and subsequently refusing medication and further care.
The specific interprofessional learning competency areas for this scenario are:
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