Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

Narrative Leadership: Signaling Safety and Inclusion Through Storytelling

Improving the quality of care performed by interprofessional teams has been a complex problem in health care for years. Progress has been made with the adoption of formal quality improvement measures; however, success has been slower and more variable than anticipated. Research shows that relational issues, not technical problems, are more often impairing the success of quality improvement initiatives (1). In fact, improvement efforts often overemphasize technical approaches, to the detriment of relational ones, when evidence supports that relational factors are more impactful on interprofessional team-based care. The highest functioning teams focus on and excel at both technical and relational elements (2).


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Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, Intend Health Strategies

Kyle Turner, PharmD, BCACP, University of Utah College of Pharmacy

Alexander Mansour, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University

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May 24, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Virtual

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