Interprofessional Education

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July 26, 2017

The Value of Health Professions Education

When speaking to all kinds of people about health profession education, I often get asked, "Why do people get a master's degree in health professions education?" or "Sounds very interesting but where would it lead?" I, of course, convey the passion and conviction I have for this field when answering these questions. I have also found one resource in particular to be extremely informative and helpful. It is a lot more unbiased than I am and most who read it, thank me for the reference! Anyway, it's a relatively brief analysis of "the motivation and needs of 20 educator/clinicians in multiple...
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February 28, 2017

The Impact of IMPACT Practice®: one faculty member’s reactions.

QUESTION: What’s an effective way for health professions faculty to appreciate the power and importance of interprofessional education and development? ANSWER: Watch and contribute to an interprofessional student team’s first patient-centered interview. The IMPACT Practice® curriculum, initiated in 2013 and directed by Dr. Mary Knab, is an overarching approach to incorporating the principles of interprofessional learning, setting the stage for interprofessional collaborative practice for entry-level students from across all MGH IHP programs. Teams of 4 – 5 students from multiple disciplines...
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November 15, 2016

Interprofessional Education

It is always stunning and almost beautiful to see experienced and passionate care providers come to know and respect each other across a professional discipline education divide. We enter these learning experiences willingly; but perhaps with some trepidation and defense of our individual professional identities. We are, after all, experienced and expert in our own uni-professional knowledge, steeped in our professional culture and beliefs about how we contribute to our patients’ interests. What’s at play in these interprofessional development experiences: perhaps pride, unconscious bias,...
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December 21, 2015

In Our Own Voice

In the cycle of commentary that follows mass shootings in the United States, calls for increased mental health services nearly always surface. It's hard to refute the need for supporting those with mental illness, and it's certainly easier than navigating the politics of gun control. Still, as the New York Times editorialized , less than five percent of gun homicides can be linked to people with diagnosed mental illness. That prominent voices in contemporary debates can associate mass violence with mental illness demonstrates how much stigma people with mental illness must endure. Unlike...
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August 11, 2015

What is the International Innovations Project, you ask?

In ternational Innovation Project (IIP) is an international, multidisciplinary, intensive course. The program was initiated by Metropolitan University College (Denmark), and has been offered from 2011 in collaboration with Seton Hall University (USA), MGH Institute of Health Professions (USA), Metropolia University of Applied Science (Finland) and Metropolitan University College. There are 9 MGH Institute students participating in this year’s 5-week course in Helsinki – 5 Physical Therapy students and 4 Occupational Therapy students. I have the pleasure of attending for the first week and...
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March 10, 2014

Caring for the Perpetrators of Trauma

The Schwartz Center Educational Rounds highlight the human side of clinical care by focusing on how providers can sustain their compassion. Sometimes, though, a clinician can find it difficult to muster compassion for a patient. In the rounds on February 19, 2014, two students and an alumna described situations where they had to confront the limits of their ability to care. Chris Carter, PsyD , Director of Behavior Medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, moderated the discussion in which Leigh Pescatore (SON '13), Melissa Pedraza (DPT '15), and Peggy Lin (DPT '15) described cases from...
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