Laura Schaffer, OTD, MA, OTR
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Laura Schaffer, OTD, MA, OTR/L works as a clinical assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of WI-La Crosse. Dr. Schaffer's clinical experience is in the area of acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, specifically with neurological conditions. Current interests include the development and facilitation of novel interprofessional educational experiences within UW-La Crosse programming as well as interfacility experiences with local colleges. Dr. Schaffer's most recent research is focused on improving access to occupational therapy services in a free clinic environment for uninsured populations with chronic conditions.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP) directly promote the achievement of a healthier and more fiscally responsible healthcare system, by enabling a framework that prepares all professionals in healthcare to work together across disciplines to collaborate more effectively and creatively. To that end, I.M.P.A.C.T. IPE 1.0 was held in the spring of 2016. Now in its fourth year, the program has brought together over 250 undergraduate and graduate students from six disciplines to engage in collaborative based care of standardized patients. Faculty from these…