3. Collaborator (COL)
As collaborators, physicians are team players who effectively work together in interdisciplinary and interprofessional partnerships in order to provide optimum patient care, education, and/or research.
They are able to:
|optimize health care delivery in identifying and understanding the roles and responsibilities of individuals such as physicians from other disciplines, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, social workers, religious ministers and, when appropriate, the patient him/herself
|communicate with respect for and appreciation of team members, and include them in all relevant interactions; establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, dignity, integrity and trust
|participate in team building strategies and conflict resolution approaches based on the model of interprofessional education and practice; define overlapping and shared responsibilities between colleagues from all healthcare professions as required
|prioritize team needs over personal needs in order to optimize delivery of care