The Health Professions Pharmacology Task Force: A Collaborative Partnership Approach to Problem Resolution

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150134
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Presentation
Title:
The Health Professions Pharmacology Task Force: A Collaborative Partnership Approach to Problem Resolution
Abstract:
The Health Professions Pharmacology Task Force: A Collaborative Partnership Approach to Problem Resolution
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Paternoster, Joan, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Mercy College
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Luz Rebecca DeGuzman, MS, MD; Charles Ford, BA, MTOM; Helaine Hertzlich, MSN, RN, APRN, BC; Nanette W. Hyland, MS, PT
Abstract Introduction Interdisciplinary practice, the ideal of health professionals for the past two decades, has been difficult to accomplish. One of the reasons for this may be the educational process, during which students in various health professions programs are taught the same content in isolation from their soon to be colleagues. In this type of educational system, students do not have the opportunity to develop understanding of the degree of knowledge other professionals possess or how they use the same knowledge in different ways, Educational institutions, especially small liberal arts colleges, are faced with severe fiscal limitations. Offering the same courses in different programs results in excessive use of fiscal and human resources. Purpose The purpose of this presentation is to describe a transdisciplinary collaborative partnership model that addresses the desire to enhance interdisciplinary education and practice and to address the fiscal concerns of a private college with a Division of Health Professions. Goals The Pharmacology Task Force composed of faculty from the nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and acupuncture/oriental medicine programs was convened in the fall of 2001. The project goals were to review the existing pharmacology courses, prepare a brief history of the issues surrounding these courses, determine if the course content was clinically relevant, develop recommendations and identify opportunities for different disciplines to work together. Results Over the next two years the Task force accomplished each of the goals and designed a modular pharmacology course that will enable different disciplines to pick and choose among the modules to meet their specific clinical needs. Both Eastern and Western medicine pharmacology is included. Through this collaborative model the task force members developed in depth understanding of the pharmacology content that their peers were teaching and the ways that the content was used in both the educational and clinical settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Health Professions Pharmacology Task Force: A Collaborative Partnership Approach to Problem Resolutionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150134-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Health Professions Pharmacology Task Force: A Collaborative Partnership Approach to Problem Resolution</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Paternoster, Joan, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mercy College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jpaternoster@mercy.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Luz Rebecca DeGuzman, MS, MD; Charles Ford, BA, MTOM; Helaine Hertzlich, MSN, RN, APRN, BC; Nanette W. Hyland, MS, PT</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Abstract Introduction Interdisciplinary practice, the ideal of health professionals for the past two decades, has been difficult to accomplish. One of the reasons for this may be the educational process, during which students in various health professions programs are taught the same content in isolation from their soon to be colleagues. In this type of educational system, students do not have the opportunity to develop understanding of the degree of knowledge other professionals possess or how they use the same knowledge in different ways, Educational institutions, especially small liberal arts colleges, are faced with severe fiscal limitations. Offering the same courses in different programs results in excessive use of fiscal and human resources. Purpose The purpose of this presentation is to describe a transdisciplinary collaborative partnership model that addresses the desire to enhance interdisciplinary education and practice and to address the fiscal concerns of a private college with a Division of Health Professions. Goals The Pharmacology Task Force composed of faculty from the nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and acupuncture/oriental medicine programs was convened in the fall of 2001. The project goals were to review the existing pharmacology courses, prepare a brief history of the issues surrounding these courses, determine if the course content was clinically relevant, develop recommendations and identify opportunities for different disciplines to work together. Results Over the next two years the Task force accomplished each of the goals and designed a modular pharmacology course that will enable different disciplines to pick and choose among the modules to meet their specific clinical needs. Both Eastern and Western medicine pharmacology is included. Through this collaborative model the task force members developed in depth understanding of the pharmacology content that their peers were teaching and the ways that the content was used in both the educational and clinical settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:17:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:17:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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