Course overview

Roundtable of Professions

In this course, interprofessional collaboration as a foundation to creating a healthy and sustainable society is discussed and policies and practices identified to improve collaboration across clinical and institutional environments. 

Susan Haeger

Tabatha Parker, ND

Lucia Thornton, RN

Rauni Prittinen King, RN

Margaret Chesney, PhD

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2016 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • The AIHM envisions a healthcare system that invites all health and healing professionals to work together to create a healthy and sustainable society. Interprofessional collaboration is foundational in bringing forth this new paradigm. Yet, most health care providers today have not been trained to work as part of integrative teams. This roundtable session will provide participants with an opportunity to identify the barriers to collaboration that exist in their work environment and ways that these barriers can be overcome.

    The objective of this roundtable session is to identify policies and practices to improve interprofessional collaboration in various clinical and institutional environments.

    This panel will discuss the barriers to interprofessional collaboration identified in the roundtable session from the perspective of their profession. While many barriers to collaboration are universal, some professions face unique challenges in achieving equitable partnerships within the healthcare community.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • List two major barriers to interprofessional collaboration in their work environment.
    • Identify a policy change that needs to happen to remove the identified barrier in their work environment.
    • Identify practices and ways of relating that promote equitable partnerships in their work environment.
    • Identify a barrier to collaboration that is specific to a profession other than their own.
    • Identify a practice or way of relating that will foster collaboration with other professions. 

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Susan Haeger

About Susan
Founder of Transformative Health Solutions Group, board member and interim executive director for IHPC, Haeger's consulting services focus in the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace. With expertise in wellness, integrative and holistic healthcare, nutraceuticals, genomics and patient engagement solutions, she provides strategic business development, planning, management, network development, marketing and communications services for corporate, non-profit, and advocacy organizations.

Tabatha Parker, ND

About FirstName
Dr. Tabatha Parker is a naturopathic physician who currently serves at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) as the Executive Director. She previously served as the Associate Fellowship Director and Education Director. Parker’s commitment to collaboration and the underserved makes her uniquely qualified to lead the largest interprofessional integrative health association. “My goal is to bring the integrative community together to find ways to bring integrative health to all. Right now we are doing that by educating the future leaders and clinicians – but there is so much more we can and will do.”

Parker was named Physician of the Year in 2015 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and Visionary of the Year by UTNE Reader in 2011. In 2015, she received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) and was given the highest honor in naturopathy, “Magister Natura” from Spain for her work advancing the naturopathic profession globally.

Parker was founding co-chair of the Masters in Global Health at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR, the first global health masters offered at a naturopathic medical school, and was previously faculty at Bastyr University California. She was interim co-secretary general of the World Naturopathic Federation, and worked with the World Health Organization on the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy. She established and co-chaired the Global Health Committee of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for over 10 years.

Lucia Thornton, RN

About Lucia
Lucia is committed to bringing "health" and "care" back to health care. She helps people operationalize concepts inherent to health and healing into their lives and work. She challenges people to re-define who they are and what they do. Lucia is dedicated to creating a pluralistic paradigm that welcomes all healers and healing professions to participate in a health system that promotes health, healing, caring, and well-being.

Rauni Prittinen King, RN

About Rauni
Rauni Prittinen King, RN, MIH, BSN, CHTP/I, HNB-BC,  is the co-founder and executive director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla, California, U.S.A. An accomplished business woman, healthcare provider and instructor, she is the founder and president of Holistic and Integrative Medicine Resources Inc. and the president of Miraglo Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that she founded. Rauni has over 20 years of experience in critical care nursing. A board member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM), and served for four years on the Healing Beyond Borders Board of Directors. Rauni is founder and former director of Programs and Planning at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California and served as the nurse case manager for the Scripps Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease. She is a director and coordinator of national and international holistic and integrative medicine conferences for physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers.

Certified in holistic nursing, hypnotherapy and interior design, Rauni also is a Certified Healing Touch® Practitioner and Instructor. She has been coordinating Healing Touch® workshops at Scripps Hospitals since 1993 and is the lead instructor for the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System.  Creating Healing Touch® of Finland in 1998, she has been teaching Healing Touch in Europe, India and throughout North America since then. For her work, she received the Trailblazer Award from the Scripps Health Foundation. She has been honored for her work in Southern India by Project Concern International. Rauni has published in peer reviewed journals.

After receiving a BSN from Arizona State University, she earned a Master’s in Integrative Health from National University.  Rauni is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association Healing Beyond Borders and Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Margaret Chesney, PhD

About Margaret
Dr. Margaret Chesney’s distinguished career in integrative medicine includes serving as the director of the UCSF Osher Center from 2010 to 2015. Since leaving this position, she has focused on research, including a study of the effect of breathing on hypertension, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as studies investigating mind-body and body-based interventions for PTSD in veterans and for dementia and other conditions associated with aging.

Dr. Chesney joined the UCSF School of Medicine in 1987. She served as the co-director of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, associate director of the California AIDS Research Center, and director of the Behavioral Medicine and Epidemiology Core of the Center for AIDS Research at the UCSF Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology. While at UCSF, she was a senior health-policy fellow in Washington D.C., supported by the Robert Wood Johnson and MacArthur Foundations, and served as senior scientific advisor to the NIH’s Office for Research on Women’s Health.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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