About IC

Learn more about the Interprofessional Clinic at Perley Rideau.

History

The Interprofessional Clinic, created in 2006, is the result of an initial collaboration between three schools from the Faculty of Health Sciences (School of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Human Kinetics, School of Nursing), the Faculty of Medicine, “Consortium national de formation en santé” (CNFS), and several other health service partners in the Ottawa area, whose community members could benefit from the clinic’s services.

2006
Present

Many other partners have collaborated over the years, including the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the social services program of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant program of la Cité Collégiale.

Initially, the clinic was able to offer services free of charge to all of its clients thanks to the gracious financial support from the “Société santé en français” (Health Canada), “Consortium national de formation en santé” (CNFS), and HealthForceOntario (a joint initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities), as well as the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion.

In 2017 the Clinic began a new chapter through a partnership between University of Ottawa Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa Health Services, and the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre to develop the clinic into its present form.

Objectives

Provide bilingual rehabilitation services in a community setting

Provide students with an interprofessional clinical experience through our model of interprofessional collaboration

Provide evidence-based rehabilitation services to adults with neurological conditions and children with learning disabilities

Collaborate on research projects about interprofessional collaboration and community rehabilitation

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission

We aim to advance health across the lifespan through interprofessional approaches by being a collaborative network offering high quality care to the community, superior applied learning opportunities for students, high-calibre continuing education, and innovative research opportunities.

Vision

We strive to be recognized as a leader in fostering interprofessional collaboration and innovative practices in health care, education, and research to continuously improve the delivery of person-centered care.

Values

Excellence – We strive for excellence in interprofessional care, clinical teaching, and research with continuous quality improvement through lifelong learning, staff training, evidence-based practice, and ongoing feedback.

Innovation – Innovation drives healthcare forward, and we are determined to be at the forefront of leading the development of innovative practices through initiating applied research projects in the context of our clinical practice and disseminating new information to the larger community of clinical/non-clinical professionals in order to keep improving person-centered care.

Collaboration – We strive to be a collaborative interprofessional team, working closely together to achieve clients’ health and rehabilitation goals, forming innovative partnerships with external health and research organizations, and sharing our expertise with community partners.

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