Elizabeth Painter, Psy.D, MSCP
VA Northeast Ohio Health Care System, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
A health psychologist in Cardiology/Organ transplant , Psychology Associate Director for the Center of Excellence for Primary Care Education (TOPC CoEPCE) at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and a Clinical Instructor at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Specializes in Health psychology with an emphasis on the role of psychological factors in inpatient cardiac care, interdisciplinary approaches to treatment, understanding social determinants of health, and the impact of psychosocial issues on organ transplant outcomes. Publications and research interests: Developing curriculum for interdisciplinary primary care trainees, primary care- mental health integration, adherence, and quality improvement in processes of medical care.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: The Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (WHO, 2010), and an increasing number of publications thereafter, have identified the need for collaborative practice to strengthen health-care systems and ensure the highest quality of care for patients. An integral step in training collaborate practice-ready providers is developing interprofessional education. Method: Over the past 9 years, the Cleveland VA Medical Center’s Transforming Outpatient Care - Center of Excellence (TOPC-COE), an interprofessional program for physician, nurse…