Sheri Price, PhD
Associate Professor
Dalhousie University
Dr. Sheri Price is an Associate Professor with Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing and an Affiliate Scientist at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is Co-Investigator with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Workforce Planning. Her research is focused on health services, professional socialization, and interprofessional collaboration.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Strong interprofessional relations have been espoused as a keystone for effective care and healthy workplaces. However, emerging evidence suggests that the cultural and historical manner in which health professional students have been socialized may impact future collaboration and respectful interprofessional relations. The aim of this CIHR- funded longitudinal study is to understand the process of formal professional socialization over time and how we can better prepare health professional students for collaborative practice. This research employed an interpretive, narrative methodology,…
Effective interprofessional teamwork and collaboration are essential to optimize quality and safety of care provision and health outcomes. Evidence suggests even before entering professional programs, students form stereotypical impressions of professional groups, which can set them in opposition to one another. An educational escape room experience was created based on the authors’ research which showed students interested in health professional careers are often socialized to consider the contributions of one profession over others at an early stage of career consideration. This perpetuates…