Lectures and seminars Team inclusiveness in health professions education - Walter Eppich

07-12-2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Add to iCal
Walter Eppich, KIPRIME.
Walter Eppich. Photo: N/A.

While recent initiatives to prepare clinicians for team-based practice emphasize interprofessional education, entrenched structures and practices remain that continue to foster intraprofessional approaches.

Team inclusiveness in health professions education

Clinical workplaces are often characterized by stark boundaries and tribal mentalities between professions and disciplines. Unfortunately, these same boundaries serve to impede that same communication pathways that are vital for safe, effective, resilient patient care. These tensions also impede discourses within and between teams that hamper individual and team learning.  

Team inclusiveness, driven by both beliefs and behaviours, could help overcome these tensions and serve both learning and patient care. In this session.  

Walter Eppich will explore explore beliefs and behaviours that promote team inclusiveness and its learning potential, such as the importance of psychological safety and perspective taking, inclusive leadership, and team reflection.

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD, FSSH

Professor and Chair of RCSI SIM, the Centre for Simulation Education and Research.

With a clinical background as an emergency paediatrician, Prof Eppich’s research uses qualitative methodologies to study synergies between simulation and workplace learning in the areas of team reflection, healthcare debriefing and team adaptation. He earned a PhD in Medical Education from Maastricht University with a thesis focused on conversational learning.

He has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He collaborates with team and organizational psychologists to study team processes both in and outside of healthcare.

In 2018, he traveled to Antarctica to perform ethnographic field observations and in-depth qualitative interviews to investigate how Antarctic research teams adapt to ever-changing conditions in extreme environments. His research program seeks to delineate the contribution of workplace talk and team interactions to learning and performance.

Walter Eppich is also a part of KIPRIME Fellows.


MedEd Lab

MedEd Lab is an web based series of seminars from the Unit of teaching and learning for educators at Karolinska Institutet. We want to connect to discuss our education. From the nuts and bolts of the everyday teaching to the educational theory, the on-site practices and what medical education can tell us. Together we hope to create a forum for community learning as we are trying out new methods. Upcoming events will be announced in Educators' network and Teaching and learning.