Doctors and Nurses on the Frontline of Health Care in Ukraine and Globally
By David Out, MBA, Director of Interprofessional Education and Simulation
For Global Nurses Week (May 11 -12, 2023) an international conference entitled “Doctors and Nurses on The Frontline Of Health Care In Ukraine And Globally” was held in Lutsk, Ukraine. One of the main organizers was The Shevchenko Scientific Society which for over 150 years has been the premier (and oldest) Ukrainian scientific society devoted to the promotion of scholarly research and publication. Together with Dr. Oksana Zayachkivska, who is a Professor of Physiology here at AUHS we presented at this conference. Our presentation was on “Interprofessional Communication in Healthcare: The 5R Method” based on the three years’ experience in implementing interprofessional education here at AUHS. We shared many of the techniques and concepts that we use at AUHS for Interprofessional education, including for nursing, pharmacists, and the School of Medicine. The key ingredients are focusing on communication skills, using a multidisciplinary approach, and mutual respect amongst healthcare professionals.
The 150th Anniversary of the Medical Sciences Journal dedicated to honoring the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Ukrainian people’s spirit in the Fight for Freedom