PT FACULTY AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN CAMPUS-WIDE DAY OF INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Posted by vanessa on April 16, 2018

Interprofessional practice and education (IPE) “occurs when two or more professions (students, residents and health workers) learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” (WHO, 2010)

Topics discussed included disparities in women’s health, gender and race outcomes, mental health stigma and psychoeducation, responding to the opiod epidemic, palliative care and end of life, simulation lab case studies, health care justice and childhood obesity, just to name a few. Over 120 members of the CUIMC community volunteered to lead workshops or give talks for this event.

PT faculty and students were well-represented as presenters in the workshops, among them:
•    Dr. Debra Krasinski, PT Program Director with Dr. Rita Charon (Program in Narrative Medicine) presented a keynote address, “What the Body Tells that Words Cannot”
•    Dr. Laurel Daniels Abbruzzese, along with Amy Kim (CDM) and Tirissa Reid (MD), presented on Exploring Interprofessional Approaches to Obesity;
•    Dr. Ashwini Rao with Hiral Shah (MD) on Assessment of Motor Function with a Focus on Gait
•    Dr. Stacy Kinirons with Dr. Daniel Geller (OT) and Joe Errante (CDM) on The Impact of Reimbursement on Discharge Planning from Acute Rehabilitation
•    Dr. Colleen Brough, Dr. Jean Timmerberg with Cindy Smalletz (NM) on Runner’s Health: An Interprofessional Approach
•    Dr. Mahlon Stewart with Beth Barron (MD) on Introduction to Simulation: Interprofessional Workshop on Teamwork and Communication
•    Second year student Esther Adler with Katrina Kostro (2nd year medical student) presented on Mindfulness as a Clinical Tool 
•    Third year student Kyle Zriebe, along with Stephanie Byun, Marj Berman, and Jennifer Kang presented on Successful Aging

Esther Adler, CUDPT 2019, reflected on her experience. " IPE day gave me a chance to learn unique perspectives on healthcare from different leaders within the CUIMC community, and I formed new relationships with people across several schools whom I otherwise would never have met. I found the day to be invaluable."

From Kyle Zriebe, CUDPT 2019: “Preparing to present was particularly interesting because you realize how unique each contribution is from our respective disciplines. Having these different perspectives in group conversations was the reason why the whole day was such a success.”



Esther Adler (3rd from Left) with her workshop group. Her co-presenter, Katrina Kostro, is seated next to Esther in the blue scarf.

Check out the IPE Day photo album on our Facebook page here.

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