Lifestyle Medicine (LM) infuses interventions within six pillars (whole-food/plant-predominant diet, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, positive social connection) to prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease. LM recognizes influence of social determinants of health and other socioecological factors on patient habits and health. LM requires interprofessional collaboration (IPC) to be effective and provides a foundation for IPE.
85 upper-level students (medical, pharmacy, health professions, public health, nursing) completed a 2.5-hr workshop consisting of content orientation (IPEC Domains/Quadruple Aim (QA), LM intro, patient engagement in health), breakout discussions (roles in LM, barriers, case-based application), and debriefing. Evaluation included: Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies Attainment Survey (ICCAS), 5-pt Likert evaluation for learning objectives/workshop format/case study, and open response.
All ICCAS metrics increased pre-/post-activity. Mean scores indicated the workshop supported students’ ability to describe interprofessional roles in LM and contribution to the QA (4.5), identify barriers to effective implementation (4.4), provide ideas for incorporating LM to engage patients in decision-making (4.5), and apply LM within patient populations through IPC (4.5). Students agreed use of the QA to frame LM application had a positive effect on attitude toward IPE (4.1), helped organize and develop a team plan for care (4.1), and demonstrated value of team-based education (4.2) and team-based care/research (4.3).
Qualitative themes (count) for workshop effectiveness were: Interprofessional perspectives/role/responsibility (27), Facilitated group discussion (25), Collaboration (15), Application to patient care (12), Format/Topic (10), Valuable/Enjoyable (9), Case study (8), and Teamwork for patient care (5). Suggestions for improvement included decreasing workshop length and group size, increasing diversity, and requiring participation in discussion.
An IPE LM workshop for advanced-level students positively impacts attitudes and perceptions of LM IPC to impact QA goals. LM IPE activities for novice and intermediate students have been piloted, and an interprofessional special interest group is implementing community-based activities.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.