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December 17, 2010

December has provided for some interesting "sights" for the Institute community.

December has provided for some interesting "sights" for the Institute community. I had the chance to accompany some Partners' colleagues to Delhi, India in order to explore some collaborative opportunities for the future. This picture, taken at India's largest mosque, is my favorite one from the trip! Six faculty members representing our two Schools shared their research results with members of the Board at their recent Board of Trustees Dinner. During a pre-dinner reception, faculty work was displayed on posters around the room and Trustees had a chance to visit with the faculty members and...
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January 16, 2011

Martin Luther King Speaks to MGH Institute Community

Wouldn't’ this have been a great headline on the Institute website? At about the same time that MLK was assassinated, the Institute was in its earliest formative years. Wouldn't’t it have been something if Dr. King had been able to have given the first commencement address or speak at the Schwartz rounds? His message, I am sure, would have been one that focused on urgency for bringing access to all, eliminating disparities and barriers to health care, and assuring that the needs of all people and all providers were addressed. Earlier today I heard a talk regarding Dr. King’s message. The...
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January 13, 2012

Moving Day!

Congratulations and thanks to the IHP faculty, staff and leadership who have made 2CC a reality. This new 20,000 sq. foot space next to the US Constitution is a game changer for our academic life together. Rather than write the story, I am choosing to post some pix I took during the opening day for our new ABSN cohort. They started their day in the new active learning center. Welcome new students and welcome 2CC! Great way to start the New Year!
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September 16, 2013

The Vital Role of Health Professionals in a Crisis

On a beautiful sunny day in April, countless lives were touched and, for some, irretrievably altered by the horrific and senseless bombings that marked an abrupt and gruesome ending to this year’s Boston Marathon , and shook the foundations of our community. Many have already written about and commented poignantly and eloquently on the unimaginable destruction, grievous deaths and injuries, heroic bystanders and first responders, and the surreal days that followed. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital , posted a notable blog for The New Yorker two days after the bombings,...
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October 1, 2013

Part II: What Impact Means To the IHP

In my last post I described the IMPACT program. Anyone who has been at the IHP for the past two semesters has certainly heard of IMPACT and what we are trying to accomplish. This interprofessional set of experiences for our students, clustered under this new logo, is providing a fresh and welcomed approach to our long time commitment to interprofessional education. For the IHP community, and the larger community, this new image and new set of activities is designed to impact all of us by imprinting within our lexicon and within our day to day teaching and learning a highly principled approach...
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June 22, 2013

Our last weekend

We decided to experience some more South African culture during our last weekend of our trip. On Saturday, we headed to uShaka Marine World. uShaka opened in 2004 and offers an aquarium, a beach, and an amusement park. Most of our day was spent at the aquarium. The shark tank was by far our favorite. On Sunday we headed to Tala Game Reserve before heading to King Shaka Airport. We had a great Ranger for our guided game drive. We were able to see rhinoceroses, zebras, wildebeests, hippopotamuses and numerous other animals. We all had a wonderful time on our trip and we learned so much. We are...
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June 20, 2013

Durban Discoveries

On Thursday (6/13) we said our goodbyes to Port Shepstone and the lovely friends we made with both staff at Murchison Hospital and with the Johns Hopkins group. Our journey back was beautiful and we arrived safely in Durban. We met with a man from McCord Hospital’s former HIV+ choir. We discussed the many amazing accomplishments of the choir and his perspective on South African healthcare. We then gave him clothing donations that we had gathered in the US from friends and family for him to give to a local community. On Friday (6/14) we traveled to the University of KwaZulu-Natal to meet with...
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September 12, 2014

Dementia With Dignity

This year's Schwartz Center Educational Rounds will focus on caring for patients with dementia. The theme sprung from a common reading assignment given to all incoming entry-level graduate students as an introduction to the IMPACT Practice curriculum. Still Alice is a novel by Lisa Genova that recounts a first-person perspective of the diagnosis and treatment for early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. In discussing the book, students debated whether Alice lost her identity or became her true self when stripped of her memories and professional abilities. One student remarked, "I loved reading Still...
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June 4, 2013

First Clinical Day (06/03)

Monday was our first full day at Murchison Hospital. We arrived at the hospital in the morning to learn about the national data collection and structure of patient care. The first part of the day was spent learning about the process of data capturing at the hospital. The data is extremely important; without it, South Africa nationally cannot critically analyze how well DR-TB treatment is working, overall patient outcomes, and a variety of other information from a public health and health care standpoint. The registers (the manual book that contains a summary of patient treatment and outcomes...
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September 23, 2015

The IIP was a 5-week program in Helsinki, Finland.

Hello, I am Adriana Escarpita an occupational therapy student at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. I recently traveled abroad to Europe; I visited Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland, Iceland, Estonia, and Denmark. During this time I also completed the Innovation Program (IIP). The IIP was a 5-week program in Helsinki, Finland. The purpose of the program was to develop a concept that can be implemented at a particular senior living home in Finland. The site that I was assigned to requested our group’s help in unifying the different diverse groups existing at the center. Although...
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