Spring 2014

Spirituality and Clinical Care Module (Spring 2014)

This module brings together large and small interprofessional groups of students to discuss issues related to spirituality in health care. After exploring the online module and readings, students work in small interprofessional groups to analyze, from their unique perspectives, cases dealing with the spiritual needs of patients. In addition, the concept of spiritual self-care is introduced with a link to a module in the online course syllabus. An interprofessional group of faculty representing the Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, and Medicine facilitate the course interactions, which all occur on Blackboard.  The course culminates in an Interfaith Panel discussion.

Blackboard course opens: January 27, 2014. Enrollment has closed.

Friday, February 14, 2013 Interfaith Panel
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Levin Hall Main Auditorium

Activity Facilitators:
Susan M. Gerik, M.D. - Associate Professor Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Carol M. Wiggs, PhD, RN, CNM, AHN-BC - Associate Professor, School of Nursing (Module Contact Person)
Rodger Marion, Ph.D., FASAHP - Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor Emeritus
Arlene Macdonald, Ph.D. - Professor, Institute for Medical Humanities

Interprofessional Education Day (Spring 2014)

Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Location: Levin Hall Main (Keynote Address) 1:00-2:00 pm
Locations Across Campus (Interprofessional Workshops) 2:00-5:00pm.

UTMB students are invited to attend Interprofessional Education Day, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in the Levin Hall Main Auditorium at UTMB.

Keynote Address Presented By:
Dr. Matt Dacso, Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of the Center for Global Health

Event Schedule
1:00 pm Speaker's Main Session - Presentation / Q & A (*The keynote address is open to the public)
Location: Levin Hall Main

2:00pm - 5:00pm  Student Team Building Simulations and Activities
Location: (Various Rooms locations)

Upon the conclusion of this activity students should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of a team approach to healthcare
  • Learn about other professional roles and appreciate contributions in decision making in the area of quality and safety
  • Develop effective teamwork strategies during simulated activities
  • Continue to expand personal interactions and collaborations across the UTMB Campus

For more information, contact the Interprofessional Education by email at synergy.ipe@utmb.edu

Dementia Reader's Theater: Reading & Discussion

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 25 or Thursday, March 27, 2014, 1:00pm
Location: Levin Hall Main

After the theatrical reading of an excerpt from “The Long Journey Home: Caring for a love one with dementia,” students will participate in guided discussion led by Dr. Oma Morey, the play’s author. This research-based theatre production was written by Dr. Morey, and first produced at UTMB in June 2009.

For more information, contact synergy.ipe@utmb.edu.

Interprofessional Pediatric Advocacy Program

The collaborative and innovative I-PAP program is designed to impact the community and participating students through interprofessional care. I-PAP faculty and students work in interprofessional teams with Child Protective Services case workers and families in the “Family Based Safety Services Program” through the Department of Family & Protective Services. These families have a special needs or medically fragile child, and have been referred to CPS by an interested party. The program is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) until June 2015.

For more information, contact Natalie Bachynsky, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, at nebachyn@utmb.edu.

Pediatric End of Life Simulation

Date and Time: May 2014
Location: Levin Hall Main

This activity brings together students from all of the schools to view and participate in a high fidelity simulation and discussion. The simulation focuses on the case of an infant, her family, and her health care providers as the child faces cardiopulmonary arrest. A panel of practicing health care professionals presents their perspectives and answers questions during a debriefing following the simulation.

For more information, contact Bonnie Webster, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, at bkwebste@utmb.edu.

Foundations in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality Course

Date and Time: December 16 - January 10, 2014

Students enrolled in this course will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of interprofessional learning activities designed to facilitate professional competencies for health care practitioners.  The problems with quality and safety are reviewed from a health care systems perspective.  Quality improvement processes are addressed utilizing clinical examples from across clinical settings.  This course is available for enrollment.

For more information, contact synergy.ipe@utmb.edu.