IFH Orientation 2010

IFH Orientation 2010 - Welcome. To Interdisciplinary Family...

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Welcome. .... To Interdisciplinary Family Health  (IFH)!
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What is it? Teams of 3 interdisciplinary students will visit  volunteer families from Gainesville and  surrounding areas in their homes 4 times during  the next year. Each team will collect baseline information from  the families during the first two visits, including a  family genogram and information about the  family’s health status. They will then develop a family health project or  presentation for the second semester.
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Family Health Project/Presentation Only one of MANY goals for the course, including  improving and developing advanced communication  skills, working as a team, learning about roles of  providers, and many others found in the syllabus. Develop as a team An attempt to improve the health status or education of  the family, defined broadly, or to describe some aspect of  the family’s life. It is not to provide care as the families have providers
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*Family Health Project: Examples Teach them about ways they might improve their health (diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol cessation) Help them get access to resources (medications, community  resources) Make a short film (less than ten minutes), a poster or a Powerpoint  presentation that describes an important aspect of the family’s health  status or their lives.  Provide them educational material regarding their illnesses to help  them cope with chronic conditions (a notebook for a diabetic diet, web- based learning resources) Emphasize prevention for those that are “healthy” (hurricane  preparedness, fall prevention, childproofing homes) There are some excellent examples on the course website. ANY of these  would meet the goals of the project
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Why are we doing this? Complex health care requires multiple  providers These providers must work together When they don’t, bad things happen: Between 42-98,000 deaths per year from  medical errors: as many as 60% of errors  are due to poor communication between 
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Why are we doing this? #2 Patients’ illnesses and diseases can best  be managed in the context of their  environment: community, home, family It enables students to practice their  introductory clinical skills: vital signs,  communication skills (both verbal and non- verbal) and to begin feeling at ease in the  clinical setting.
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Why are we doing this? #3 It will enable students to learn about: 1. Community resources  2. Prevention 3. Collaboration 4. Time management 5. Professional responsibility 6. Real world issues that are exclusive of 
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Core Faculty College of Medicine: Dr. Richard Davidson College of Pharmacy: Dr. Randell Doty College of Dentistry: Dr. Micaela Gibbs and Gail  Childs, MPH
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