SAME-FAME in Action: A Community-Engaged Interdisciplinary Simulation Training Focused on People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Family Caregivers, Health, and Communication

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm CDT
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

In this seminar, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a unique interactive model of a community-engaged simulation training, co-presented by Self-Advocate and Family Advocate Educators. Following the simulation, attendees will participate in interactive discussion and reflection on expanding patient-family-community engagement in preservice/continuing education work on developmental disabilities.

The themes of Person, Family and Community-Engaged Practice and Education and Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education serve as summative foci to be addressed throughout the seminar.

Our interdisciplinary team presented on the innovative development of the SAME/FAME curriculum at the Nexus Summit in 2020; since that time the SAME/FAME interprofessional simulation training has been offered through the University of Oklahoma Office of Interdisciplinary Education, coordinated by the Center for Learning and Leadership/ Oklahoma’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The curriculum team has rapidly expanded content delivery through virtual inclusion of student teams from across the academic health center.

Our seminar will provide an interactive demonstration of one of the scenarios offered in the SAME/FAME training with simulated patients and family caregivers played by SAME/FAME educators. This interactive demonstration will be followed by interactive discussion and reflection. Additionally, attendees and participants will be invited to consider ways to address intellectual/developmental disability in interdisciplinary preservice/ continuing education within their organization and educational institutions, and to expand the role of people with I/DD, family caregivers, and community advocates in development, delivery, and evaluation of preservice/continuing education-focused work.

Learner outcomes: After attending this seminar, learners will be able to:

1) Identify at least three or more barriers for people with I/DD often encounter when seeking high quality, equitable, and timely health care.

2) Identify at least three challenges for family caregivers in supporting their family member with I/DD’s health and wellness.

3) Compare and contrast the impact of IPEC Competency Three, Interprofessional Communication, for patients with I/DD and family interactions with interdisciplinary health professionals when compared with the impact for patients without I/DD.

4) Analyze how patients with I/DD-families-caregivers can work together to plan, teach, and evaluate a community-engaged interdisciplinary pre-service education project centered on intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Knowledge and Skills to Gain:

• Increased knowledge about health inequities experienced by people with I/DD

• Increased knowledge about barriers for family caregivers in supporting health and wellness of loved ones with I/DD

• Strengthened ability to teach interprofessional communication skills to interdisciplinary learners

• Strengthened skills working with patients with-IDD-families-communities in developing, delivering, and evaluating simulation activities for interdisciplinary health profession preservice/continuing education learners

Active Learning Strategies:

• Interaction with simulated patients with I/DD and simulated family caregivers.

• Interactive discussion about simulation scenarios in small groups and larger group

• Reflection and Debrief