Can We Learn in the Sandbox Together?: Interprofessional Case Conferences as Facilitation Tools
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Duke Medicine utilized interprofessional case conferences (ICCs) from 2008-2012 with the objective of modeling and facilitating development of teamwork skills among diverse health profession students, including physical therapy, physician assistant, medical doctor and nursing. The purpose of this publication was to describe the operational process used to develop and implement the ICCs and measure the success of the ICCs in order to shape future work. The ICCs were offered to develop skills and attitudes essential for participation in healthcare teams. Students were facilitated by faculty of different professions to conduct a comprehensive historical assessment of a standardized patient (SP), determine pertinent physical and lab assessments to undertake, and develop and share a comprehensive management plan. Cases included patient problems that were authentic and relevant to each professional student in attendance. The main barriers to implementation are outlined and the focus on the process of working together is highlighted. Evaluation showed high satisfaction rates among participants and the outcomes from these experiences are presented. The limitations of these results are discussed and recommendations for future assessment are emphasized. The ICCs demonstrated that students will come together voluntarily to learn in teams, even at a research-focused institution, and express benefit from the collaborative exercise.
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Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Covington is a neurologic physical therapist and 2004 graduate of the Duke DPT Program. He joined the faculty in 2007 and served as the Associate Director of Clinical Education from 2007-2014. During that time he led DPT Clinical STEPs® (Student Team Experience in Practice) course series in the first six semesters of the curriculum which places teams of students in clinical practice during their course work. The creation of this new clinical e
Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
Anne Derouin, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FAANP is currently the Lead Faculty for the PNP-Primary Care/MSN program at Duke University School of Nursing. She has provided adolescent primary care services at Community and School-based Health Centers affiliated with Duke’s Department of Community and Family Medicine for nearly two decades. Derouin serves as the North Carolina Advocacy Chair for National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), is considered an adoles
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Serves as Chief, Division of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies, with responsibilities for the PA educational program, the PA Research Group, the Office for Promotion of PA Practice, PA Alumni Services, and divisional programs in development. Experienced medical educator and administrator with strong background in program development and evaluation, accreditation, US and international interprofessional education.
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
I have been at Duke since 2004 when I joined the Duke Family Medicine faculty, and in addition to seeing a patients I served as residency program director until 2014. I then stepped into the world of taking care of Duke students where I served in the Duke Health and Wellness building as the Duke Student Health medical director until 2018. I am returning to Duke Family Medicine as medical director and family physician at Duke Family Medicine - Pickens and North Duke Street clinics. I enjoy tak
Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine and Community Health
Curriculum design and evaluation Interprofessional teamwork and education Quality improvement in clinical care and education Population-based care
Associate Consulting Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine
Dr. Murphy's research interests include: Childhood obesity Health provider team learning Chronic disease management Community Engaged Research Practice Based Research Decision support and physician behavior
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Associate Consulting Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
My research interests lie in the area of teaching communication skills to health professionals.
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