Lynn Jeffries, PT, PhD, PCS
Lynn Jeffries is Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK and an International Collaborator for the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. She was a co-investigator on several multisite studies examining outcomes for children with cerebral palsy and school based physical therapy services. Dr. Jeffries supports the OUHSC All Professions Day’s mentoring students in interprofessional learning experiences and guides students in the doctor of physical therapy and master of occupational therapy programs as they seek to build interprofessional team skills.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
This presentation describes a teaching module created to intentionally engage entry-level occupational and physical therapy students in examining the impact of their beliefs and attitudes on communication with each other and with their future patients. The module addresses the uncomfortable issues of conscious and unconscious bias, the impact of privilege, and communication barriers that can derail teams. This module was added to a course that was already taught by an interprofessional faculty as well as being the first course offered in the curricula for both professional programs. This…