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Authors

  1. Wheeler, Brenda K. MSN, RN
  2. Powelson, Stephanie EdD, RN
  3. Kim, Ju-hyung BSN, RN

Abstract

The Interdisciplinary House Calls program was a collaborative effort between a Midwestern medical school and a university, designed to give students from various health-related disciplines the opportunity to experience interdisciplinary team work in a clinical setting. Medical, nursing, communication disorders, and health sciences students formed teams and completed 4 home visits to assigned elderly patients over 18 months. Students learned the importance of collaboration and reported an appreciation of the contributions of each health-related discipline.