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  • Trailing a model of interprofessional assessment to support student development of safe prescribing practices: Associate Professor David Newby!

  • Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?:

  • Safer Care: Improving patient safety: This UK website provides a range of resources related to human factors and patient safety. Of particular importance is the film titled Just a routine operation – patient story

  • Communication for Health in Emergency Contexts (CHEC): This web resource was developed by the University of Technology and the University of Melbourne. It is designed to help medical and nursing students:

    • understand the nature of the ED
    • observe and learn about features of clinician-patient communication in the ED
    • practise dealing with the special communication required in the ED

    All the scenarios in this interactive resource are based on real emergency department experiences and real clinician-patient interactions. This resource is adaptable for both group and independent use.

  • Byalawa: This is a learning and teaching resource for working with Indigenous patients and clients. The multimedia materials are research-based and designed to facilitate the acquisition of appropriate, culturally-safe interviewing and case history taking skills in health professional students. Six videos depicting interactions with an occupational therapist, pharmacist, speech pathologist, psychologist, and physiotherapist are presented.

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Patient Safety Curriculum: The new Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide released by WHO Patient Safety in October 2011 promotes the need for patient safety education to improve the safety of care. The comprehensive guide assists universities and schools in the fields of dentistry, medicine, midwifery, nursing and pharmacy to teach patient safety. It also supports the training of all health-care professionals on a number of priority patient safety concepts to improve learning about patient safety.

  • University of Leicester - Recognising Risks and Improving Patient Safety: This DVD was commissioned by Dr Liz Anderson in the Department of Medical and Social Care Education at the University of Leicester, UK. Produced in partnership with a group of health care and safety experts at Queen's Hospital, Burton, the film draws together real-life patient experiences into a fictionalised story. It follows the progress of Mildred, an elderly patient through her stay in hospital, highlighting ways in which good and poor professional practice can have a major impact on the experiences patients have and on the risks of problems arising with their care. Mildred's Story has been reconstructed from the actual experiences of a number of patients.

    • Part One - (Mildred's Flat) Introductory/Exemplary Care
    • Part Two - (A & E Department) Situational Awareness
    • Part Three - (Care of the Elderly Ward) Communication
    • Part Four - (Outside Theatre) Leadership
    • Part Five - (Recovery Room) Empowerment
    • Part Six - (Orthopaedic Ward) Empowerment

  • Mr Kirby's Story - Case Study For Inter-Disciplinary Teaching: This is a short video that was inspired by the case history of a real patient. The video is divided into a series of short scenes and highlights issues around caring for older people who become too infirm to continue to cope with living independently at home. It focuses on the relationships between care professionals, the patient and the patient's family. The following core themes run throughout all parts of the video:

    1. Communication: is it clear, unclear, positive, negative etc.?
    2. Family dynamics and pressures on family to become carers.
    3. The unpopular patient and how this perception impacts on care.
    4. The discharge process - what should be happening at each point in time.

    The video can be used in interprofessional education sessions involving social work, nursing, medical, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students. The video is in seven sections:

    • Part One - In the Acute Hospital
    • Part Two - Relatives Visit the Community Hospital
    • Part Three - Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Case Conference
    • Part Four - Ward Round
    • Part Five - The Social Worker Meets Mr Kirby's Son
    • Part Six - The Social Worker Meets Mr Kirby
    • Part Seven - Conclusion: What Really Happened to Mr Kirby?

  • Working With Older People: This website was developed by the Queensland University of Technology to be a teaching and learning resource for health professional students. It provides case scenarios, slide shows, resources and learning modules that will help students communicate with older people in ways that are both therapeutic and person-centred.

  • Picker Institute for Patient-Centred Care: This is an American website with resources and a series of videos that highlight the essential elements of patient (person) centred care.

  • Come Into My World – How To Interact With A Person Who Has Dementia: This educational resource for undergraduate health care students focuses on person-centred care. It includes a workbook into which are imbedded a series of linked videos. The information contained in this resource outlines a basic theoretical underpinning of dementia aetiology and epidemiology, person-centred care, examples of psychosocial interactions that are positive and negative, as well as ways in which organisations and healthcare professionals or students can promote the use of a person-centred approach within their organisations or while on clinical placement. Video list:

    • Page 40 – Dawn Broker interview
    • Page 42 – Come walk with me
    • Page 45 – Come listen to me
    • Page 48 – Come meet with me
    • Page 51- Come feel with me
    • Page 54 – Come dance with me
    • Page 56 – Interacting with people who have dementia
    • Page 58 – Trailer and soundtrack

  • National League for Nursing Aces (Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors) Unfolding Cases: This resource was designed in the US and consists of four unfolding cases that teach students about older person nursing. An unfolding case is one that evolves over time in a manner that is unpredictable to the learner. New situations develop and are revealed with each encounter. Each case includes:

    • A first-person monologue that introduces the individual or couple and the complex problems they are facing.
    • Simulation scenarios designed to help students practice assessing function and expectations of their patient(s), with links to appropriate evidence-based assessment tools.
    • An innovative activity that asks students to finish the story.
    • An instructor toolkit with suggestions on how to use the various parts of the unfolding cases and incorporate them into the curriculum.

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