Working as a Team to Improve Diagnosis
A new curriculum aims to reduce medical errors.Contiune Reading
Health professions schools have historically trained students as highly skilled, but largely autonomous, professionals. Health care delivery systems are disrupting the environment for patient care and education in ways that require new models of collaborative care and high performing teams.
We support projects aimed at accelerating interprofessional education (IPE) that help students from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, public health, and other healthcare disciplines become members of high performing teams.
Challenges that health professions schools face in providing and expanding interprofessional education include:
A new curriculum aims to reduce medical errors.Contiune Reading
A national leadership program is supporting nurses to work with other health professions in the community.Contiune Reading
Now in its fourth year, I-LEAD involves students from medicine, nursing, dentistry, and social work in interprofessional learning opportunities that are woven throughout each school’s curriculum.Contiune Reading
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is reforming its four-year curriculum. With Macy support, the school is improving clinical decision-making and critical thinking, and addressing the need to create more flexible, individualized learning plans for students.Contiune Reading
How one institution is training first-year students to work with patients out in the community.Contiune Reading
Primary care has undergone dramatic change in recent years. In response, new training models have emerged to better prepare future health professionals for a career in primary care.Contiune Reading
From new-curriculum-content to partnerships with rural community health centers, the University of New England is taking a comprehensive approach to interprofessional education and team-based care.Contiune Reading
To spur the incubation and evaluation of new ideas, in 2012 Macy and others supported the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academies to establish the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education.Contiune Reading
Three years ago, with support from the Macy Foundation, Prof. Glyn Elwyn, a family doctor and researcher, and his colleagues at Dartmouth College set out to teach medicine, nursing and physician assistant students how to better engage patients in health care decision-making.Contiune Reading
How can soon-to-be-doctors play a part in helping refugees in their community?Contiune Reading
When Drs. Sarah Shrader and Jana Zaudke attended an interprofessional conference a few years ago, they had an epiphany. They realized that in order to align interprofessional education and practice, their efforts need to be focused on the preceptor, in particular the interprofessional preceptor.Contiune Reading
The Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado, Denver was intentionally designed to facilitate collaborative, interprofessional education among its six health professions schools.Contiune Reading
NYU 3T: Teaching, Technology, Teamwork uses online learning and computer-assisted instruction to bring together medical and nurses students to learn collaboratively.Contiune Reading
With funding from the Macy Foundation, Columbia University brought its program in narrative medicine to medical, nursing, dental and public health students to improve teamwork and fortify their clinical practice.Contiune Reading
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is at the forefront of a changing culture in medical education, one that has shifted from training students in silos to interprofessional models that stress the value of teamwork for better patient care and safety.Contiune Reading
Just two years in, the Center—housed at the University of Minnesota—has already grounded itself as the national (and international) hub for interprofessional education (IPE) resources and best practices.Contiune Reading
To equip the future healthcare workforce with the skills they need to effectively relieve pain and suffering, the UC Davis Health System set out to develop interprofessional pain-management modules for pre-licensure students.Contiune Reading
This project, proposed by the University of Washington Schools of Health Sciences (Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Social Work and Public Health) aims to validate and then disseminate an innovative simulation-based team-training program that was developed to improve communication among interprofessional healthcare team members.Contiune Reading
With a grant from the Macy Foundation, an interprofessional team of investigators from medicine, nursing and evaluation sciences are developing six new innovative tools to evaluate interprofessional competencies.Contiune Reading
With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona at Phoenix are implementing a graduate-level curriculum that will better prepare health professions students to provide primary care across urban and rural areas, serve an ethnically diverse population, and meet residents’ health care needs.Contiune Reading
At the University of Virginia (UVA), the schools of nursing and medicine are implementing a combined curriculum that brings students together to learn teamwork skills and develop collaborative behaviors that will, in the long run, help them work effectively as part of a health care team.Contiune Reading
A consortium of five southeastern universities is developing a blended interprofessional education curriculum that combines online learning with the more traditional face-to-face instruction and experiential learning that occurs as students transition from the classroom to early clinical experiences.Contiune Reading
David M. Irby, PhD, chaired the April 2018 Macy Conference whose proceedings are recorded in this report, Improving Environments for Learning in the Health Professions.
In April 2018, the Macy Foundation hosted a conference to identify the elements of optimal health professions learning environments and recommend actions needed to better align them with patient needs and societal...
Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH and Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN co-chaired the June 2016 conference whose proceedings are recorded in this report, Registered Nurses: Partners in Transforming Primary Care.