Step 1: Commit
Commit to Collaborative Care
There are many teams in the Region doing great work. A commitment to improving Collaborative Care involves team members’ willingness to learn about effective interprofessional practice. It also involves taking an in-depth look at your team processes and goals through a Collaborative Care lens.
It is important for teams to know – improving Collaborative Care is a process that involves dedicated time for team assessment, discussion, planning and working on Collaborative Care initiatives. How much time depends on the team’s availability to meet and the actions the team would like to address.
In order for health professionals to effectively collaborate, they need to be provided with foundational knowledge of what Collaborative Care means to the team and to patient/client/resident care. To help teams prepare for a commitment to excellence in Collaborative Care, it is recommended they review the following documents: