INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION INNOVATION FUND Ottawa Life Sciences Achievement 2007 : Health Innovation Award Interprofessional Rehabilitation University Clinic in Primary Health Care University of Ottawa Faculty of Health Sciences School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Vision of the clinic This clinic offers services • in French • in primary health care including rehabilitation • using an interprofessional approach Participates • in the professional and interprofessional education and training in health care of francophone students living in a minority setting And will become • a center for research on interprofessional health care and community-based rehabilitation services for the francophone community at the regional, provincial and national level
INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION INNOVATION FUND R E S E A R C H E D U C A T I O N Interprofessional Rehabilitation University Clinic Vision of the clinic Technology Interprofessionalism SERVICES Life habits / social participation 2006 2008 2010 Ottawa region North and East Ontario
Interprofessionnal services (2006-08) Health care professions involved: • Audiology • Occupational therapy • Medicine • Speech language pathology • Physiotherapy • Human kinetics • Nursing • Social Work
First clients of the clinic for the period 2006-2008 • School-aged children (5+) with mild impairments limiting their participation in their home and school environment • Adults 50+ with physical deficits limiting their participation in their life habits • Caregivers working with these two populations
Types of programs • Functional screening in the community (hearing, language, mobility, functional autonomy) for adults 50+ and school-aged children(5+). • Maintenance of the individual’s quality life during transitional periods: • Hospital to community care access centre (CCAC), • Hospital to long term care facilities • Rehabilitation center to returning home through various rehabilitation interventions (wheel chair adjustments, prescription of assistive devices facilitating communication and independence, fall prevention, physical reconditioning after an hospitalization, reintegration of significant activities). • French language training sessions for caregivers( family members or personal attendants) on strategies to better communicate with the care recipient, to prevent injuries while completing transfers and personal care, to prevent burnout or to administer medication. • Support for parents to help them carry out home programs provided by the school health care professional.
Participation of the clients You may be eligible to receive services from the clinic if your understanding of the French language is adequate enabling you to receive the services in French. For more information visit: «http://www.sante.uottawa.ca/pdf/clinique_brochure.pdf» To see our referal form visit the: « http://www.sante.uottawa.ca/pdf/Clinique_univ_Form.pdf»
Participation of the students Services offered by the clinic will be provided by students under the supervision of a licensed preceptor. Preceptors will occasionally provided services directly to the client if the student is unable to do so thereby providing a valuable learning opportunity for students in the early stages of training. All services will be provided using an interprofessional collaborative approach that enhances the ability of students to provide patient-centered care. Clinical placements offered by the clinic are attributed to the students by the coordinators of the clinical education of their respective programs of study.
Participation of the professors Certain course work within a community health course could be completed in collaboration with the clinic. Research projects on the interprofessional collaboration centered on the client will emanate from the activities of the clinic. Moreover, the clinic will participate, whenever appropriate , in the research initiatives emanating from the professors, in the field of the rehabilitation and the interprofessional education. The participation of each professor is to be defined, according to his/her research and teaching’s interest.Contact the coordinator of the clinic for more information.