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Interprofessional Education Preparing a health professionals for 21 st Century Practice. Questions. What competencies and skills will distinguish UNE’s graduates from those of other health science universities?
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What competencies and skills will distinguish UNE’s graduates from those of other health science universities?
How do we build bridges between quality health professions education and best clinical practice?
What resources and supports are needed to create sustainable best practice IP models?
How do we discover and disseminate IPE/C knowledge?
Interprofessional education is defined as faculty, students, and clinicians from two or more health professions learning about, with and from each other in shared academic and clinical activities.
Interprofessional clinical collaboration is defined as an active relationship between two or more professionals working together to optimize patient-centered health care. It is distinguished from multidisciplinary practice as it emphasizes communication and team-based competencies.
All entering UNE graduate and professional students were required to participate in an IPE case study exercise. The case focused on Rita, a woman newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. A simulation with actors was used as a focal point for IP discussion.
Spring Symposium 2011Veterans Health & WelfareStudents from across the University participated in a shared case-based learning experience using interprofessional simulation with standardized patients.
Occupational and Physical Therapy, Social Work , and Nursing students participated in a course on early childhood development. The course was developed and co-taught by faculty from each of these disciplines with the assistance of community partners.
IP Service Learning: Oxford Street ShelterStudents from the colleges of health professions and pharmacy offer clinics every third week at Oxford Street Shelter, a residence for men who are homeless.
Interprofessional Transcultural Immersion The Ghana Health Mission brings UNE students and other health and academic partners to West Africa for 2 weeks where they participate in shared learning opportunities in community and public health. (Sekondi & Kansa, 3/2011)
“In the spirit of honoring tradition, universities hang on to past practices to the point of imperiling their futures. When reduced budgets force them to cut costs, they trim but rarely make hard trade-offs. Nor do they reinvent their curricula to better prepare students for the increasing demands of the world of work.”
Christenson & Eyring, 2011, p. xxii
Fairview Health Services is one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in Minnesota. FHS is redefining the delivery of health care through an integrated health network, providing care from prevention and disease management to health maintenance.
THE BINGHAM PROGRAM OF MAINE AWARDS UNE’S IPEC $20,000 TO FUND ONLINE INTERPROFESSIONAL TRAINING
The Bingham Program, a charitable endowment established in 1932 to promote health and advance medicine in Maine, has awarded the University of New England’s Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) a $20,000 grant to create an online learning tool designed to introduce all incoming graduate students and new faculty to interprofessional competencies and practices.
(Add Verb), SC Konrad (SSW), DM Dunbar (Nursing)
Twelve University of New England faculty/administrators participated in the international interprofessional education conference, “Collaborating Across Borders,” in Tucson, Ariz., November 19-22. Educators, clinicians, researchers, policymakers and students gathered to discuss and share best practices in interprofessional education, practice and policy, including competitive, peer-reviewed papers/posters.