Caring for Complex Patients

Caring for Complex Patients (IPEC 591)


Caring for Complex Patients is a new learning experience for health sciences students in both the Fall and Spring semesters starting in Fall 2019.

This course focuses on the healthcare utilization of complex patients and identifies root causes of patients who require frequent healthcare services. Students actively explore topics such as how social determinants impact health, motivating change in others, how best to link complex patients to community services, the complexity of medication adherence, and the importance of interprofessional teams to future professional success. Students will work in teams with complex patients who have need for care coordination services. Students build confidence in interprofessional health care delivery by working within interprofessional student teams to apply concepts of care coordination to complex patients.  Please contact course director, Dr. Genevieve Beaird at gbeaird@vcu.edu with any questions. 

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