The Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education (CECE) holds poster sessions to share the research and scholarship of student teams who participate in Interprofessional Team Immersion, Student-Led Mini-Grants, Clinical Experience, Event-Related and Service Learning community projects. The 2020 Spring session, held Wednesday, April 29 at 12 p.m. on Facebook Live and UNE Livestream, commemorates CECE's first decade of interprofessional education (IPE) programming at the University of New England.
Avery Alberghini, Emma Chabot, Laura Garrard, Alyssa Germanos, Abigail Higgins, Madison Kirchner, Maighan LeBlanc, Emily Spencer, Haley Ruth, Carly McKenna, Frank Brooks, and Jan Froehlich
Research poster documenting the following project: Long Creek Youth Development Center offers a variety of activities, an education, mentorship, and structure for Bearings House residents. In addition to those programs, we hoped through building a relationship with residents we could identify their occupational interests and assist in their transition to life in the community. We strived to support residents through their transition to Bearings House and give them an opportunity to further explore their interests as well as expose them to new occupations they may have not previously participated in order to help as they reintegrate into the community.
Understanding An Interprofessional Team Through The Lens Of The Intentional Relationship Model (IRM)
David Bach, Emma Canducci, Bailey D'Antonio, Vanessa Dufford, Marissa Paquette, and Jonathan Wermers
Research poster describing the following process: The Intentional Relationship Model (IRM) is designed to explain the therapist's roles and demands in both establishing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with a patient. While based in occupational therapy, this model has wide implications on being applied in many contexts, including an interdisciplinary team. While based in occupational therapy, this model has wide implications for the application to health care interdisciplinary teams. The objective for our team was to analyze our own interactions with Alex and identify how our ability to use different modes of the IRM and mode-shift made an impact on our care both individually and as a collective.
Joseph Boegemann, Kelsey Dumond, Samantha Gagne, Thai Ho, Alex Joseph, Dahne Yaitanes, and Amy J. Litterini
Research poster describing: Prehabilitation (prehab) is the stage of cancer rehabilitation between diagnosis and acute intervention that utilizes targeted physical activity to “reduce severity of current and future impairments.” The purpose of this literature review was to develop a theoretical framework for future research and guidance for implementation of effective prehab for gastrointestinal cancer survivors undergoing surgical treatment in Maine.
Julia Bousquet, Elena Grace, Alyssa Hall, Abigail Hatch, and Hannah Pham
Research poster documenting the following project: Utilizing interprofessional team immersion to develop interprofessional skills among other health care professions to plan for the best course of care for our patient, Alex Simpson.
Trevor Branch, Kristyn Gordon, Jennifer Hammond, Stephanie Hardy, Jordan Sanders, and Hope Turner
Research poster describing investigation of the question: Do simulated interprofessional client encounters impact the likelihood and confidence of future healthcare professionals to work interprofessionally in practice?
Julia Busiere, Brianna Fitzgerald, Heather Putnam, Ali Ross, Shannon Yoo, and Hadley Warner
Research poster describing investigation of the question: How is collaboration essential or vital to patient-centered care?
Group 17 IPE Pain Conference With UNE Students Of The Colleges Of Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, And Osteopathic Medicine
Beatrice Byrne, Michael Cornea, Rebeccah Durant, Abigail Gomo, Madison Lostra, Vanessa Macoy, and Fanie Wabwende
Research poster describing the following:
Chronic pain is a serious health problem that continues to grow in prevalence. A study based on the 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey indicated that chronic pain affects about 100 million adults in the United States, with an estimated annual cost that ranges from $560 to $635 billion. Current medical education on pain management is extremely limited, which in part leads to insufficient pain care by post-graduate health care providers. The program “Supervised Student Chronic Pain Clinic” is designed to help train health professional students to improve their abilities and provide them with experience in interprofessional practice and chronic pain management. The current study serves as a pilot study that will help us to evaluate the feasibility and the effectiveness of this “supervised interprofessional student clinic” approach.
Sydney Charles, Jennifer Ritchie, Brian Ruby, Julie Sullivan, Curtis Warren, Nathaniel Whitten, Dahne Yaitanes, and Amy J. Litterini
Research poster documenting the following project: The University of New England (UNE) collaborated with local recovery centers to create an interdisciplinary service learning partnership. Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program explored the role of PT in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) recovery in an elective course. Three interactive PT related sessions were developed for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Pinetree Recovery Center with the purpose of providing tools for physical activity to aid in the SUD recovery process.
Crystal Clendennen-Peirce and V. S. Thieme
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is a team approach to problem solving in which a group or team interacts with horses to accomplish various tasks. The horses are not ridden but instead worked in an open setting to allow reflection and understanding between team members. EAGALA has been used in multiple settings, such as, combatting compassion fatigue in community care workers. (Black 8-13) EAGALA uses experiential learning to realize the goals of the participants This offered an opportunity for interprofessional collaboration between the COM, Nursing, and Social Work students with a technique that has been suggested to reduce burnout among community health professionals ..(Notgrass and Pettinelli 162-174)
Jessica Collins, Chelsea Kimball, Shannon Keavy, Laurel Pearson, and Gillian Turco
Research poster detailing investigation of the question: What is the significance of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and why is it important to implement in undergrad curriculum?
Jasmine Edwards, Kristin Gallagher, Arianna Parent, and Kristin DeMayo
Research poster describing project with goal of improving perceptions of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and expanding knowledge surrounding the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in corrections officers at the Cumberland County Jail.
Brittnie Fredenburg and Hadley Warner
Research poster discussing a Stop the Bleed event held at UNE. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that was introduced by the White House in 2015 in response to the tragedy of the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. The campaign emerged as a way to improve survival rates by providing bystanders with adequate training to know how to stop the bleed.
Briana Hailey, Brandon Hazelton, Rachel McKinney, and Lisa Rosen
Research poster addressing the question: Is a patient-centric approach more effective than a problem-centric approach when treating a patient in an interprofessional health setting?
Michael Harris, Sujaay Hari Jagannathan, Michelle Morales, and Alyssa White
Poster documenting an interprofessional approach among Social Work, Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy students to provision of care for an uninsured patient with multiple health needs.
Video presentation of research involving social work practice collaboration in a dental clinic.
Jessica Stewart, Lea Martin, Janet Lavrich, Cammy Macomber, Casey Imelio, Katherine Buscemi, and Nicholas Shellenberger
Poster documenting collaborative case reflection among students in the Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental Hygiene, and Social Work fields.
Gabriella Timuscuk, Olivia Ryding, and Erin McCormack
Research poster describing the following project: Supply caregivers that attended the Caring for Clients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) workshop with a care package. This care package provided tools and resources to help relieve stress and ease the burden that caregivers may be experiencing by promoting self care. Fifteen packages were distributed after the facilitation of an all day workshop on November 16, 2019. Each recipient was sent home with a survey that was to be sent back a month later to provide feedback about the contents.