Stefanie VanDuine, RDH, MS
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Stefanie VanDuine, RDH, MS is a Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Dental Hygiene at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI. She teaches in both the clinical and didactic settings. Her research interests include the relationship between oral and systemic health and utilizing IPC opportunities to treat patients comprehensively.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Impact of Level of Academic Degree on Healthcare Provider Perceptions of Interprofessional Collaboration
Background: Effectiveness of using interprofessional health care teams to improve patient health outcomes and access to care has been well researched, but barriers to provider participation in interprofessional collaboration (IPC) still exist. For example, stereotypes or misconceptions of other team member’s level of academic degree (associate, bachelors, masters, doctorate) may influence the provider’s attitude toward participation in IPC. Assessing a provider’s attitudes, opinions, or confidence through the lens of behavior theories can help researchers to further understand what attributes…