Students Win National Health Care Challenge

Published on: 2011/03/31 - in Releases

Queen’s students recently earned top prize at the first annual National Health Care Team Challenge (HCTC).

“The students used their knowledge and ability to work collaboratively toward a client-centered approach,” says Jane Johnston (School of Nursing), who acted as their faculty mentor. “Their success also validates the work of the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) at Queen’s which aims to prepare future practitioners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice collaboratively.”

The HCTC is an interprofessional competition that was held in conjunction with the National Health Sciences Students’ Association conference in Toronto. Representing Queen’s was Jennifer Bossio (School of Clinical Psychology), Nicole Leakey (School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Occupational Therapy) Lucinda Ling (School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Physiotherapy), Laura Lu (School of Nursing), Karim Mohamed (School of Medicine).

Teams were required to develop and present a collaborative plan of care for a virtual patient with complex health and social needs. They had to respond in a way that demonstrated their knowledge and ability to collaborate effectively with other team members and the client. Groups were judged in a wide range of categories including collaboration, feasibility, creativity and presentation.

The students were supported in the competition by their programs, Shay Seth, second-year medical student, the Queen’s University Health Sciences Students’ Association, the OIPEP, and the Queen’s Bookstore.

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Release and photo source: Queen’s University News Centre