Dr. Shirai is an assistant professor for the Sonoran Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. Her research and outreach program focuses on family caregiving and later-life transitions. Specifically, her interests are in examining factors that are related to psychological and physiological health, and developing support and educational programs for aging population and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) as well as their aging family caregivers. Her current projects include Project Together: An expressive art-based bereavement support curriculum for adults with IDD, ArtWorks: An art studio and gallery by artists with IDD, and I-AADPAT: Identify and Address Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through Prevention and Training.
Yumi Shirai, PhD
University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Department of Family and Community Medicine
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…