Global Interprofessional Therapeutical Communication Scale (GITCS)

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“The Global Interprofessional Therapeutic Communication Scale© (GITCS©) was developed to be used during initial and continuing education of interdisciplinary students in simulated or clinical settings by faculty, peers, or individuals self-assessment, allowing for benchmark, formative, and summative evaluation.”

Campbell, S. H., & Aredes, N. D. (2019). Global Interprofessional Therapeutic Communication Scale©(GITCS©): Development and Validation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing34, 30-42.

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The Global Interprofessional Therapeutical Communications (GITCS) BC Team is an ever-expanding team that formed initially across six institutions within BC. Expanding to include collaborators in different countries, professions and fields; the team now consists of representatives from UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan, University of the Fraser Valley, Thompson Rivers University, Langara College, Douglas College, Centennial College and Federal University of Goias. If you are interested in joining this team as a collaborator, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The team is currently working hard to continue providing open educational resources and is searching for more ways to make education more accessible to the students. The GITCS-BC team seeks to teach all healthcare practitioners the importance of communication and facilitate active practice through virtual simulations, games and textbooks. Stay tuned for later projects and publications!