Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education

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Welcome.

The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) develops, implements and evaluates interprofessional educaton (IPE) activities at Memorial.  IPE activities involve learners from various health/social care backgrounds (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, psychology, and others) learning with, from and about each other to provide safer, more effective and efficient health/social care services.


Find our more about CCHPE on our About Us page.
If you're an IPE Facilitator, click here to find out more.  
IPE Learners can find out more by clicking here.
 
 


Happy 20th Anniversary, CCHPE!

Since 1999, CCHPE has developed, implemented and researched interprofessional education and collaborative practice at Memorial University and across Newfoundland and Labrador.  We think that's pretty special.  

CCHPE invites its many partners, contributors and stakeholders to join us for a look back and forward at the history and future of IPE in Newfoundland.  Details are below.  

Please help us plan for our event by registering: it's free and it's easy.  Click here to register.
 
CCHPE 20th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, September 30th, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Faculty of Medicine
Room 5M101
 


CALL FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS
September 20th, 2019  1:30 - 3:00 pm

 
CCHPE is looking to identify individuals from any health/social care practice background to pay a visit and discuss your scope of practice and experiences in interprofessional health/social care teams.  

As a 'professional consultant', you will meet with a group of interprofessional learners who are completing an activity called IPE Team Functioning.  One of the objectives of this activity is to have learners gain some exposure to different professional roles, and to better understand how professional roles intersect, overlap, and collaborate to improve service delivery.  Past participants have included aboriginal patient navigators, dental hygienists, dietitians, kinesiologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, pastoral care practitioners pharmacists, psychologists, physicians, physiotherapists, and social workers.  Because of their central role on the health/social care team, we include patients and family members as professional consultants as well.

Just for the sake of clarity, the professional consultant role is different from that of IPE facilitator.  

We provide a 30-minute orienation for all professional consultants directly before your conversation with learners.  The tone of your interaction with learners is meant to be casual and conversational, and will take an hour.  We strive to create a safe space to learn about professional roles openly.  You can find out more information by checking out this primer document on the role.  

Join us on Friday, September 20th to help educate the next generation of professionals about your profession!  Contact us for more details by emailing adam.reid@med.mun.ca or calling 864-4901.  
 


CALL FOR IPE FACILITATORS, 2019/20
 
Join us and help build collaborative health/social care skills at Memorial!

Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Memorial is organized in small teams of learners from Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Psychology, Kinesiology and Recreational Therapy backgrounds.  Interprofessional learning in training stages is supported by the contextual, lived experiences of health/social care providers.  For that reason, we pair every IPE learner team with a facilitator with faculty and/or clinical experiences in health/social care teamwork who can guide learners through the IPE process.  

CCHPE is excited to put out the call for facilitators from across the health/social care spectrum on Memorial’s campus, in Eastern Health and in private practice.  The IPE facilitator role is rewarding and informative.  Facilitator commitments range from 4.5 hours on one day (in a Case-based IPE Module) to 12 hours spread across two days per semester with independent assessment work (in the IPE Skills Training Series).  CCHPE’s commitment to IPE facilitators is to offer the skills development, orientation and support you need to play this role. 

Dates, times and details can be found on our IPE Facilitators page.  Or contact Adam Reid, IPE Coordinator (864-4901; adam.reid@med.mun.ca) to learn more!

 

Memorial University Supports Exploration of
Expansion of Interprofessional Education

The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), is thrilled to be the recipient of two university funded awards for projects related to the expansion of interprofessional education (IPE).  The funding will allow for new partnering with other provincial educational institutions, Regional Health Authorities, and community and patient organizations.  The need and capacity for provincial IPE programming across the continuum of professional development will be explored with partners.

CCHPE currently designs, implements and evaluates IPE for students from seven health/social professional training programs (clinical psychology, human kinetics and recreation, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, police studies and social work) along with collaborators from all participating units.

The adjudication panels of the Teaching and Learning and Public Engagement Accelerator Funds have awarded CCHPE a total of $281,248 to create the partnerships required to explore the feasibility of a comprehensive provincial patient-centred IPE program.  This project has the potential to enhance interprofessional collaboration training for current and future health/social care professionals providing frontline care to patients/clients and families in NL.

CCHPE is proud to have the support of the Deans and Directors of participating programs, internal technical partners, the provincial government, Eastern Health, the College of the North Atlantic and the Community Sector Council in developing the two funding proposals.  Dr. Olga Heath, Director of CCHPE comments, "It is a very exciting time for CCHPE as we look ahead to the enhancement of our highly regarded and innovative IPE programming".


 
Dr. Vernon Curran Invited to East Carolina University as a Visiting Scholar
 
Dr. Vernon Curran, Professor of Medical Education, Director of Academic Research and Development with the Faculty of Medicine and former Director of CCHPE, was recently invited to East Carolina University as a visiting scholar.  The purpose of Dr. Curran's visit was to advise on evaluation of US Department of Health and Human Services funded interprofessional education (IPE) projects being undertaken by faculty with the College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences and Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
 L to R:  Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Elizabeth Feldhousen, PhD, Project Coordinator Michelle Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Adult Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Program Pamela Reis, PhD, CNM-NNP, Assistant Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Program Faculty

L to R:  Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Elizabeth Feldhousen, PhD, Project Coordinator Michelle Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Adult Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Program Pamela Reis, PhD, CNM-NNP, Assistant Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Program Faculty
 



CCHPE Presents Dr. Dennis Sharpe with an Award
 
The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) was pleased to present Dr. Dennis Sharpe, former Director of CCHPE, with an award recognizing his commitment and contribution to the work of the Centre.
 
Former Director of CCHPE to Receive Distinguished Researcher Award
 
Dr. Vernon Curran, Professor of Medical Education and Director of Academic Research and Development with the Faculty of Medicine and former Director of CCHPE,  will receive the 2013 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education.  This award was established by CAUCE to recognize an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to university continuing education research in Canada.


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