CON Faculty Accomplishments
Aug 26, 2019 12:00 AM
Sara Hart was a plenary speaker at the Nexus Summit, the annual meeting of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The title of Dr. Hart’s presentation was “Social Determinants: At the Nexus of IPE and the Clinical leaning Environments.” The movement to pay attention to the social determinants of health (SDOH) is strong in health care, and the SDOH are now considered core to health and health care. This plenary focused on three perspectives of the SDOH: business, national focus on complex care and social needs, and one academic health center’s experience scaling interprofessional education programs into systems-wide approaches. Leaders from UnitedHealth Group, the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, and the University of Utah led a discussion examining the SDOH within interprofessional practice and education. https://summit2019.nexusipe.org/schedule-events/plenary-social-determinants-nexus-ipe-and-cle
Linda Edelman, Kara Dassel, Jane Price, and Jacqueline Telonidis:
The Utah Geriatric Education Consortium (UGEC) now has Dementia Training Modules available on our website. The UGEC Online Dementia Training was developed by an interprofessional team led by CON Faculty Kara Dassel from Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing; community long-term care partners; and Comagine Health (formerly HealthInsight). They were originally developed for direct care workers and family caregivers. However, we have had positive reviews from health professions students and our long-term care nurse residents. The modules can be assessed at https://utahgwep.org/index.php/trainings/dementia-training. The UGEC is a HRSA funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, which Dr. Edelman is PI.
Kara Dassel was interviewed at the Geriatric Society of American based on a poster she presented on religious beliefs and aging (Chahal, J.K., Nikzad-Terhune, K., Dassel, K.B. Ewen, H, & Hofner, R. (2018, November). The influence of religious beliefs: Is aging punishment for sin? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.).
Dr. Dassel’s interview can be seen in the following clip (Promerance, Brad (August 7, 2019). Mental Health in Older Jewish Americans. Jewish Life TV. http://jltv.tv/page.php?id=143&play=329)
Dassel interview shown at 18:40 – 19:10 second segment.
Kathy Sward, Jia-Wen Guo, and Catherine Staes:
Three of our faculty have been elected to the board of the Utah Nursing Informatics Network for 2019-2020:
- President Elect: Kathy Sward
- Treasurer: Jia-Wen Guo
- Nominating Committee: Catherine Staes
The University of the Philippines College of Nursing Alumni Association presented the 2019 Outstanding Alumna for Community Service award to Jenneth Doria. Jenneth received the award in recognition for her contributions to community health, especially in fostering prenatal care utilization, providing healthcare in storm and earthquake ravaged communities, and co-founding IHHelp (Improving Health, Housing, Education and Livelihood of the Poor in the Philippines.
Linda Edelman and Rachael Hemmert:
Edelman, L., & Hemmert, R. Opioid use in long term care: Guidelines and policy recommendations. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(9), 5-10. file:///C:/Users/u0377932/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/QH6NLMCK/opioid-use-in-long-term-care-guidelines-and-policy-recommendations%20(002).pdf