Redefining Project DOCC: An IPE Collaboration Between Healthcare Providers and Parents
Despite national efforts to establish patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), 57.3% of children with special health care needs are receiving care that does not meet medical home criteria. Project DOCC, a national curriculum designed by parents of children with disability or chronic disease, has shown documented strengths in medical resident learner education of children with special health care needs from the parent perspectives for over a decade. Because of the importance of PCMH and the need to provide compassionate care is widespread across disciplines, our institution adapted the curriculum to incorporate interprofessional teams of students including medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The intent was to create a medical home experience that modeled the collaboration and interprofessional communication required in caring for this population of children and included the parent as a key participant. By redesigning the Project DOCC curriculum as a simulation experience, the team made it accessible to more disciplines and incorporated the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice. This presentation will describe the planning process, the results of the project, and plans for future simulations. Audiences will learn how we’ve adapted the national Project DOCC curriculum to successfully be implemented as an interprofessional education simulation session with the main purpose of introducing future medical professionals to the way in which the Patient Centered Medical Home model functions within the lives of families. The presentation will describe the planning process that involved parents, faculty, and service providers. A description of the 3.5 hour-long interprofessional education opportunity for medical residents, 3rd year medical students, pharmacy and nursing students and the four phases of: 1) pre-simulation; 2) pre-briefing; 3) simulation/exam room/parent interview; and 4) debriefing session will be shared. Results of baseline and post assessments will be described, including how learners’ concept of the (PCMH) changed as a result of the exercise.