Interprofessional Continuing Education
Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care
Interprofessional vs. Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Optimally Integrating Behavioral Healthcare Services
Sunday, January 21
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Palazzo G-H
Physician Credits: 1.0
Nursing CE Credits: 1.0
Pharmacy Credits: 1.0
ACPE UAN: 0809-9999-18-053-L04-P (Knowledge)
CHCP Exam Designation: CHCP Professional Exam
Optimal patient care can be achieved when we treat the full range of physical, mental, and behavioral health needs. With that in mind, equally as important is identifying which healthcare professionals should be involved in treatment. This presentation will distinguish between interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaboration with an emphasis on behavioral healthcare. Often, the two terms are used interchangeably. We will focus on the value of interprofessional collaboration which reflects a more fully integrated approach whereby health professionals work closely together, have clarity and respect for each other’s roles, and ultimately understand and appreciate the value of appropriate referral.
Attendees will be able to identify practical strategies to determine which approaches might be most beneficial for their respective organizations when collaborating with behavioral healthcare professionals as part of their journey to improving patient outcomes. Barriers to a person-centered, interprofessional collaborative approach will also be addressed. Behavioral health CE leaders will provide tools, resources, and practical approaches to demonstrate the value of including the right professionals in the right circumstances for holistic patient care.
- Differentiate between interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaboration and identify what that means for your organization.
- Identify appropriate tools and strategies to develop an interprofessional collaborative approach that includes behavioral healthcare services for holistic patient care.
- Share with other CE/CPD professionals some resources, strategies, and value-added benefits of incorporating behavioral health professionals as part of a team-based approach.