News from UT InterProfessional Education

Poverty Simulation: Interprofessional Education event exposes students to patient challenges

Poverty Simulation: Interprofessional Education event exposes students to patient challenges

Interprofessional initiative builds empathy for patients with financial insecurities

They gather early on a Saturday morning at the university's Anna Hiss Gymnasium not exactly sure what to expect from the next couple of hours.
 
More than 80 people put aside their lives and preconceived thoughts and either took on the persona of one of the 45 million Americans who daily face significant financial challenges or assumed the role of a staff member working in a business or community service agency that works with indigent communities.  For the next two hours they will gain a brief glimpse into what it means to walk this path.

Students and faculty from pharmacy, nursing, social work, communication, and dentistry had a chance to walk a mile in the shoes of some of their future patients and clients at the Poverty Simulation, an interprofessional education event designed to teach participants about disparities in living conditions within a community.  Walking with these student participants were some staff members from community-based organizations and some young teens, creating a diverse, multi-generational participants group.

To continue reading this story, please click here.

Moody College Partners with Health Alliance for Au...
Transformative Teams Video Released!