Transcending the Barriers of Interprofessional Collaboration: Our Continuing Journey as Educators in Medical Imaging
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It has been a little over 1 year since the publication of our first book, Radiology Education: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2008). As we review the past year and continue our dialogue with professional educators not only in medical imaging, but across medicine and the health sciences, we continue to draw wisdom, knowledge, and support from those areas where our professional and personal lives intersect with a variety of sources: the academic, (the philosophical, psychological, sociological, anthropological, and educational research) and the practical (participation in medical imaging rounds and academic half days as both learners and teachers, participation in the field as teachers). These experiences are necessarily informed by all that has affected us at a very human level including patients, caregivers, family members or friends accessing the medical system we work within. From the complex richness of these experiences, we have had to pause to consider those issues that may support and impede interprofessional collaborative practice. In this chapter, we shall focus on first indentifying the barriers, for, naming them allows us to seek ways to work through them, and second, we document a “way through” and offer some thoughts about how we have experienced the transition.