Tamsen Bassford, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson
Dr. Bassford has been active in the area of cancer prevention and women's health. She was Principal Investigator for the Arizona site of the Women's Health Initiative, a randomized clinical trial of three preventive interventions in postmenopausal women, a grant awarded by the National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (NHLBI). Since 2006, she has been the principal investigator for the Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in DFCM, where she continues to lead efforts to provide comprehensive, competent and compassionate health care services to people with developmental disabilities.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Creative Approaches for Integrating Patients/families and Community Members as Participants and Facilitators in Interprofessional Education Activities
Workshop Description:We will describe two examples of events (disabilities event and patient safety event) focused on patient-centered, interprofessional healthcare and shared decision-making that seek to broaden learner perspectives on disabilities and patient safety. Both events incorporate patients/families and community members in interprofessional activities. Presenters will discuss pre-event surveys and post-event feedback concerning how community inclusion led to engaging and successful learning experiences, including enhanced respect and value for shared decision-making. In the…