Social Work Students Participate in USF Health IPE Day

SW Students Participate in USF Health IPE Day

School of Social Work students participated in the Annual USF Health Interprofessional Education Day (IPE) event that explored strategies to combat the opioid crisis in our community. Katie Barifeld-Craig, Madeline McCoy, Catherine Cadotte, Jennifer Fuentes, and Dana Williams were assigned to a group and were given a vignette regarding a person with a substance use disorder. They worked collaboratively with other students from nursing, medicine, pharmacy, public health, behavioral health, and physical therapy using systems theory to explore and understand the areas in which collaborative interventions could be implemented to address a client's physical and behavioral health, as well as social service needs. The students developed a system map, created a 3D model, and presented a five-minute speech framing the problem and sharing solutions. A special congratulations to Dana Williams whose group was one of the four finalists.