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 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 in Community and Family Medicine
Serves as Division Chief of the Physician Assistant Division, with responsibilities for the PA educational program, the PA research group, and PA alumni. Experienced medical educator and administrator with strong background in program development and evaluation, accreditation, US and international interprofessional education.
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
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
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