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Genesis CAREs Presents Discussion of Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice

By Jenna Pizzi

On November 9, 2016, Genesis Healthcare Center for Aging Research and Education (Genesis CAREs) presented a panel discussion for about 80 USciences students, staff, alumni and partners on the topic of interprofessional evidence-based practice.

The panel included Dr. Penelope Moyers, Dr. Patricia Finch-Guthrie, Ms. Patricia Anderson Magnus from St. Catherine's University in Minneapolis, and USciences’ Dr. Anthony Acquavella, medical director of the graduate physician assistant studies and vice chair of the department of physician assistant studies.

The discussion centered around a new book Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice, by Dr. Moyers and Dr. Finch-Guthrie. During the discussion there were several examples offered highlighting the ways in which professional along the spectrum of health professionals, such as occupational therapists, nurses, physical therapists and physician assistants, can interact to achieve better patient care.  
Students from USciences’ physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant programs attended.  

“Students came away with the sense that they all have a role of being on the team and they all have something to offer from their unique body of knowledge that they can share with each other,” said Paula Kramer PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, director of the post-professional doctor of occupational therapy program and director of the Genesis Center.

The event was funded through a grant from Genesis CAREs, which is in its 6th year. Genesis CAREs brings together the departments of occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and exercise wellness management programs for joint programming. Students are exposed to community programs that make an immediate impact in the community, attend learning seminars presented by Genesis staff, and have access to research and data.

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