Interprofessional practice involves the collaboration of healthcare providers with people from within their own profession, with people outside their profession, with patients and with their families.
We work from a model of interprofessional collaborative practice. Interprofessional collaboration is the process of developing and maintaining effective interprofessional working relationships with learners, practitioners, patients/clients/families and communities to enable optimal health outcomes. Core elements of collaboration include respect, trust, shared decision making, and partnerships. The care you receive at BC Women's is women- and family- centred. You, your family, and the important people in your life are as welcomed and involved in your care as you wish. We will work with you as partners. We encourage you to ask questions about your care and our services and to give us feedback about the care you receive.
Interprofessional care at BC Women's means that a common set of policies guide our work. We hold regular Interprofessional Rounds to share knowledge across the disciplines and foster a culture of trust, communication and exchange. Health care professional training and research are also conducted in the same multi-disciplinary, interprofessional manner, offering students, clinicians and scholars unique opportunities to learn together, exchange ideas and improve health outcomes.
As a major teaching and research centre, we hope you will consider having students involved in your care and participating in research studies to improve the knowledge base for the future.