Progress in health care depends on our capacity for evolution and continuous learning. While a nurse's initial education will prepare them with the information they need to begin a career in health care, it also sets nurses up for a lifetime of learning that is necessary to offer the best possible care to our patients. See the links below for the latest information on best practices and educational updates.
What is Collaborative Care?
Quality and effective health services are best offered in a collaborative team approach that brings together various health and social services professionals with patients/family. Our staff support and complement each other's efforts and provide holistic patient care. The patient and their supports are actively involved with our care professionals to design a care plan that is best suited to their needs.
Benefits of Collaborative Care
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Collaborative care supports:
- Quality improvement
- Simplifying and streamlining complex care plans, health needs and processes
- Holistic care that sees each patient, client and resident as a unique individual in need of our help
The Canadian Interprofessional Healthcare Collaborative Framework includes six key competencies:
- Competency #1: Person Centred Care
- Competency #2: Role Clarification
- Competency #3: Team Functioning
- Competency #4: Collaborative Leadership
- Competency #5: Interprofessional Communication
- Competency #6: Interprofessional Conflict Resolution
Learn how each of these competencies serves our patients and our providers: https://professionals.wrha.mb.ca/collaborative-care/about/
Collaborative Care Leadership
Tracy Thiele is an experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse who has worked in acute psychiatry and long-term care in Manitoba. She has also been an Instructor and supported research efforts at both the University of Manitoba and Brandon University.
Tracy is dedicated to developing and promoting new and innovative program, research, education, and quality improvement initiatives that support Manitoba patients.
In her role as Manager of Nursing Initiatives (WRHA) she works with all disciplines, sites, and programs leading and supporting regional initiatives such as Collaborative Care. "Collaborative Care is best characterized as how we do business: it is the business model of health services," says Thiele. "It is about more than just working on a multi-disciplinary team.
Collaborative care is most effective when team members both understand and uphold the six key pillars to ensure we are working together to meet the unique needs of everyone we serve".
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- Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit (PDF, 1 MB)
- Nurse Practitioner Toolkit (PDF, 456 KB)
- RPN Toolkit (PDF, 1 MB)
Learning Needs Assessment
- W-00295 Clinical Nurse Specialist Learning Needs Assessment (PDF, 198 KB)
- W-00294 Nurse Practitioner Learning Needs Assessment (PDF, 202 KB)
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