Joy Ernst
Associate Professor of Social Work
Wayne State University
Joy S. Ernst, PhD, is an associate professor at the Wayne State University School of Social Work, where she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2016-2019. Dr. Ernst is a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar and her research interests include elder mistreatment and adult protective services (APS) programs, adult day services, and the impact of natural disasters on older adults.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Participation in interprofessional education (IPE) during formal education is necessary to properly prepare students to collaborate with various disciplines in their clinical practice. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated room capacity restrictions and social distancing recommendations have made it challenging for educators and institutions to continue the implementation of IPE activities. The safety of students and patients/clients is necessary when providing IPE opportunities in our current pandemic climate. Therefore, telehealth modality was implemented to…
Background: In response to COVID-19, regulations governing Telehealth were relaxed providing new opportunities for patient care delivery. Training students to deliver Telehealth became essential. We developed an interprofessional curriculum to deliver Telehealth education with a focus on recognizing and addressing health disparities. Methodology: The curriculum was delivered through asynchronous modules, a synchronous virtual orientation, and a Telehealth simulation. Students were assigned in interprofessional teams of 3-5 disciplines. Prior to orientation each student received a case to…