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UIndy Interprofessional Education Days 2020

Interprofessional Education Days are a deep-dive collaboration between the College of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, the Center for Aging and Community, and the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences. They highlight current relevant hot topics in healthcare, break down the silos between professions, and give students practical experience working as part of a care team. 

Interprofessional Days at UIndy continue the focus on integrated healthcare within the curriculum. Integrated healthcare is characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among health professionals. What makes integrated healthcare unique is the sharing of information among team members related to patient care and the establishment of a comprehensive treatment plan to address the biological, psychological and social needs of the patient.

Taking place Feb. 17-18, 2020 in the UIndy Health Pavilion, attendees will be asked to think outside their expertise and use a collaborative, team approach to providing care. They’ll consider the patient’s needs holistically and determine the best comprehensive treatment plan, addressing health, welfare, and social needs in an interprofessional approach to addictive behaviors.

See below for a schedule of events and session descriptions:

MONDAY, FEB. 17
Social Context of Addictions
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (HEAL – Annis Theater)
Open to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff

In this session, we will analyze historical models of addiction and explore the impact of the social context of addiction. We will also discuss the state of addiction practices today, including strengths and issues and best practices in addiction treatment.

Professional Perspectives on Helping Individuals with Substance Use Concerns
(LP Credit approved)
6 – 7 p.m. (HEAL 272)
Open to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff

This in-depth discussion with mental health professionals working at substance use treatment agencies will focus on their personal journeys with substance use disorders and recovery, as well as how they are assisting others seeking recovery. Professionals will discuss the multidisciplinary approach in treatment, as well as best practices being used in our community and nationwide.

TUESDAY, FEB. 18
A Biblical Paradigm: Treatment in Substance Use Disorders
(LP Credit approved)
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (HEAL 204)
Open to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff

29.5 million adults globally (aged 12 and over) suffer from drug addictions including opioid addiction which has been recognized as a serious national crisis and global epidemic.  This presentation will discuss what biblical counseling is and how this different paradigm can offer real help and hope for transformation and freedom from any type of addiction.

Ethical & Responsible use of Marijuana [The Ultimate Dilemma]
(LP Credit approved)
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (HEAL – Annis Theater)
Open to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff

Trish Devine, PharmD (Butler University) and Karen Iseminger, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP (University of Indianapolis) will present the differences in marijuana-type substances and explain Indiana laws regarding their various uses. Foundational to this presentation will be a discussion of audience members’ personal duty to society related to marijuana-type substances.

IPE Mystery Game
12 – 2 p.m. (HEAL – Annis Theater)
Open to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff

This interactive session provides awareness into the signs and symptoms of various addictions in an interdisciplinary team. Using a format similar to the game Clue, the learner will analyze evidence and team member characteristics to determine which fictitious team member is suffering from an addiction.”

Motivational Interviewing
3 – 4 p.m. (HEAL – Annis Theater)
Open to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff

Learn how to work with individuals who are experiencing ambivalence about change and learn to help them develop discrepancies between their actions and their values.

Mindfulness
4 – 5 p.m. (HEAL – Annis Theater)
Open to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff

Learn about and practice how to directly impact the body’s responses to fear, trauma, memories of fear, and memories of trauma through experiential activities.

A Treatment Team Approach to Helping a Person with Substance Use Concerns
(LP Credit approved)
6 – 7 p.m. (HEAL – Annis Theater)
Open to all UIndy students, faculty, and staff

Faculty members will model an interdisciplinary treatment team approach to addictions treatment including an art therapist, an occupational therapist, a psychologist, and a social worker/addictions counselor.