July 16, 2018

Detained Children: Part VI

A Statement from Key Leaders In this final contribution to this blog series, Dr. Inge Corless (Professor, School of Nursing) has shared a document that was prepared late last month by an interprofessional group of leaders to express concern over the separation of children and families. Thanks to Dr. Corless for her leadership and willingness to share. My hope is that this series of contributions adds to our collective understanding of the current situation affecting those being detained and separated. As always, feedback is welcome! Alex Johnson Statement Concerning the Incarceration of...
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April 5, 2017

Making Interprofessional Competency “Visible”

We are having a conversation. I am a physician and you are a physical therapist, both of us clinical educators, both of us invested in actively promoting interprofessional (IP) education and understanding on behalf of IP collaborative practice. We know the competency domains for IP collaboration, we mutually share them as a vision for how we teach and work with health professions students and faculty. But, is our role-modeling of IP communication and collaboration sufficient to make IP competency “visible” to our learners? Activities: IP team-building exercises, case analyses, curriculum...
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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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February 8, 2017

Cheers to 40 years!

The Institute is happy to celebrate 40 years! Here are some of the memories that our students, faculty and staff have submitted.
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January 30, 2017

What can we achieve with Interprofessional Continuing Education?

“Interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) is when members from two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.” (ACCME, ACPE,ANCC, 2015) In April, 2016, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center sponsored a Leadership Summit for Jointly Accredited Provider organizations that offer interprofessional continuing education. Twenty-eight institutions participated, sharing challenges and strategies for...
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January 18, 2017

Dominican Republic Mission Trip-Final Beach Party 01/13/2017

By Nadia Carter Friday, the 13 th , is usually associated with serial killers and bad luck. Fortunately, for us, we had the honor of servicing 101 patients in Las Colinas and everything went swimmingly. We set up in a small church and utilized the chairs to set up our stations: evaluations, pharmacy, dentistry, glasses, education, & clothing donations. This particular area was the closest to a batey setting, that we have seen all week, being that our previous locations were established in barrios (towns with high poverty-levels). The bus driver, amazingly got us through the narrow streets...
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January 18, 2017

Dominican Republic Mission Trip-Batey Guaymate-01/13/2017

Written by Christina Palmieri. Suddenly it was Friday, the week flew by, we had the last of the cold showers and were eager to head to Batey Guaymate. There was an unspoken sadness, our last clinic day was upon us. As we loaded the bus, a quick rain shower painted a full rainbow across Santa Rosa avenue, we were off! The ride was scenic; the road was lined with sugarcane stalks waxing and waning in the wind. The sky was blue, and the sun was beating down on the workers, the intermittent cloud cover allowing shade were not often enough. Believe it or not, the laborers had been in the fields...
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