The goals of these modules are to
  1) enhance the education of health care professionals to better prepare them to function in inter-professional teams working; and
2) increase the professionalism in the areas of communication skills, relationship building, collaborative working relationships, and cultural competency so that patient care needs are better served. 

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  These modules are for all health professional students and are targeted towards the building of relationships and interactions with the laboratory professionals. 

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Each module is self-paced and contains real-life scenarios which laboratorians, physicians, nurses, and allied health professions encounter on a daily basis when working with the laboratory. 

These modules will allow students to see potential case scenarios from both the  laboratory and patients or other healthcare professional's perspective.

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Healthcare professionals must be able to provide interprofessional care to ensure quality and access to the services needed for good patient outcomes.  To do this, they need to have basic understanding of other disciplines’ expertise, services they provide, their belief systems, and their patient care focus in order to interact in an appropriate and understanding manner.  Health professionals need to  be able to communicate with others effectively, build positive relationships, and deal with diversity as well.

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  Professional Responsibilities
    In this module, participants will discuss the principles and practice of ethical and professional conduct, apply the principles of ethical practice and professional conduct to case scenarios, describe a health professionals duty to carry out their work at the highest level of quality, identify the scope of practice and limitations within one’s health profession, and describe the responsibility to advocate for self, others, and profession. Click here to Access Module
  Maintaining Appropriate Relations
    In this module, participants will describe behaviors that erode relationships, identify issues that impact the quality of relationships and describe strategies that develop collaborative relationships between healthcare providers and the laboratory in ways so that patient care is improved. Click here to Access Module
    In this module, participants will discuss confidentiality and how it applies to medical professionals, identify when a breach of confidentiality has occurred by applying confidentiality rules to case scenarios, formulate responses to inappropriate disclosures and take appropriate actions to maintain confidentiality. Click here to Access Module
  Work Ethics
    In this module, participants will distinguish between and professional and non professional work behaviors, correlate individual work values with institutional work expectations, assess the challenges a new manager encounters with an individual’s work ethics. Critique the manager’s response and resolution to the employees work behavior.Click here to Access Module

Sponsored by the School for Health Professionals, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Funded in part by UTMB Academy of Master Teachers the Suzanne Logan Endowed Professorship.
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