Pao Ying Hsiao, PhD, RDN, LDN (associate professor), Nicole Clark, DCN, RDN, LDN, CDE (associate professor), both in the IUP Department of Food and Nutrition, along with Johanna Boothby (assistant professor) of the IUP Department of Nursing and Allied
Health Professions, recently published “Developing an Interprofessional Simulation
with Nursing, Nutrition, and Speech-language Pathology Students” in Teaching
and Learning in Nursing.
This research study is the first to examine
use of an interprofessional clinical simulation experience between nutrition, nursing, and speech-language pathology students.
The IUP departments of Food and Nutrition, Nursing and Allied Health Professions,
and Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services continue to work on efforts to
give students hands-on practice, through interprofessional simulation experiences, that help them practice teamwork, communication, and empathy.