The New York Times recently published a ‘thank you’ note from a man whose wife had suffered a severe asthma attack and later died as a result. He was so taken with the care she, he, their family and friends all received by the hospital staff, from doctors, nurses, social workers, and other specialists, that he had to reach out and express is gratitude.
From an interprofessional perspective it is so clear here that his experience at this particular hospital was due to an amazing culture of patient-centered care – a true “bedside” mentality. Please read this short article when you have some time, because its show how important providing dignity for patients, regardless of their condition, as well as a space for others to love, grieve and often say goodbye in a meaningful way can be for family and friends.
Office of IPE @ CUW
Michael Oldani; firstname.lastname@example.org
CUW students are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of IPE (Michael Oldani) at email@example.com for more information about the annual Wisconsin AHEC Interprofessional Case Competion. CUW students have previously competed in this team-based, health and social care competition. Last year’s team won the Northeast AHEC Region and took their presentation to the Kalahari Resort Conference Center in early January to compete with other student teams from Wisconsin (Top finishers at the state level are eligible for scholarships.). CUW students who participate meet as small IPE teams on campus for several months this fall and research and craft a response to a perplexing medical case through a PowerPoint presentation (and brief write-up). Registration will begin in the early fall – look for followup announcements sent by your particular health/social care program.