Carole Warde, MD is a clinician educator in General Internal Medicine and a consultant in relationship-centered care. Until recently, she was the Director of the Center of Excellence Interprofessional Academic Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (COE IA HPACT) and a Health Sciences Professor of Medicine at UCLA. She led the Interprofessional faculty and trainees of COA IA HPACT as they developed and implemented an innovative curricula to train the next generation of health professionals to care for vulnerable patients in a way that builds patients’ self-efficacy while meeting their social, psychological, and physical needs, with empathy and teamwork.
Carole Warde, MD
Relationship Centered Health Care
Rationale: Homeless patients often have multiple interacting social, psychological, behavioral and medical needs. Interprofessional (IP) teams of relevant health care professionals have been shown to deliver high quality care for such vulnerable patients while also reducing the need for costly emergency and inpatient care. Our IP team of clinicians and trainees from six primary care and mental health disciplines has cared for 3000 homeless Veterans for the past four years. Our systematic approach to teamwork, humanism and clinician well-being has created a robust, empathetic and…