Event Time and Date

Tuesday, March 21 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Title: Exploring Power in Health Care Teams

Health care teams are inherently faced with complex issues of power distribution based on a variety of  factors.  Individual experiences are a main driver of power perceptions on health care teams. Creating collaborative environments can often assist in equalizing the difficult issue of power on healthcare teams.

In this workshop, led by the Ryerson students and Staff from Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, participants can expect to explore the nature of power and compare perceptions of power based on individual role and the roles of others.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • Explore the nature of power and natural hierarchies that occur within interprofessional teams
  • Consider personal experiences related to power within roles on health care teams
  • Share views on the potential impact of power within health care teams on patient care
  • Consider how interprofessional  collaboration is impacted by power and how it can be used to balance power in a more equitable way



  • Ryerson Students: Rachel Dies (Registered Dietitian Student Year 4), Maria Brisbane (Child Youth Worker Student Year 3) and Arwin Ranjkesh (Social Worker)
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre Staff:  Zaev Wulffhart (Physician Leader, Regional Cardiac Care Program and Director of Medical Education), and Lorna Bain (Occupational Therapist and Coordinator of Interprofessional Collaboration and Education)


Event Categories:

Career Development, Faculty of Community Services