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occupational therapy, poster, simulation, interprofessional education


Presented at the 2019 Jefferson Faculty Day



Interprofessional education (IPE) prepares students to work in collaborative teams (Burin et al., 2009). Educators use a variety of methods to develop and enhance teamwork skills (Fox et al., 2018).

Standardized patient (SP) simulations allow students to practice skills in safe environments (Herge et al., 2013) and respond to situations as they would under natural conditions (McGaghie, 1999). As an active learning experience, SP simulations help students break through the “illusion of understanding” (Syinicki & McKeachie, 2001 p. 190).

Kirkpatrick posits a hierarchy of changes as a result of training/education (Kirkpatric, 1979). At the highest level is transfer of learning to change behavior. Assessment of IPE influenced behavior change is limited and most assessments measure satisfaction, attitudes and knowledge (Abu-Rish et al., 2012).

Team Care Planning is a simulated discharge meeting with an elderly female patient who had a CVA and her adult daughter played by standardized patients. It was developed in 2009 as Clinical Discharge Scenario as part of a Geriatric Education Center grant. Goals for this learning activity are:

Health care professions students will:

  1. identify roles and responsibilities of professionals on the healthcare team and
  2. practice communication and collaboration in an interprofessional team simulation.