Posted: September 28, 2018

Interprofessional Collaboration Among Dental Hygiene and Nursing Students on Oral Health for Cancer Patients

Description

Nurses and dental hygienists(DH) are often first line health care professionals managing patients’ acute needs. There is a paucity of education regarding oral ramifications of cancer therapy in both nursing and DH curriculums. Interprofessional learning environments can enhance knowledge, confidence, and willingness to provide care and referral for patients undergoing cancer therapy to improve outcomes. This pilot project demonstrates the benefit of team-based learning.

Keywords

Interprofessional, Team Based Learning, Oral Health, IPEC Faculty Development Conference Presentations, Hygienist, Nurse, Cancer Treatment

Authors

Debin Warren, RDH, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Katharine Ciarrocca, DMD, MSEd, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

JoAn Williams, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jennie Brame, RDH, MS, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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