Melissa Northwood, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
McMaster University
Melissa Northwood RN PhD is an Assistant Professor with the School of Nursing at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and a certified gerontological nurse. Her program of research addresses health- and social-care system integration for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their caregivers. She is interested in the development of best practices for interprofessional teams to assess and care plan for older adults in a person- and family-centred manner and interprofessional interventions that support an integrated health care system.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Integrated health services are proposed as a strategy to manage and deliver care across various sectors throughout an individual’s lifespan (WHO, 2015). New models of care require different models of learning, as there are limitations in current healthcare providers’ abilities to support integrated health service delivery (Chehade et al., 2016). Interprofessional education (IPE) is recommended as a critical strategy in preparing the healthcare workforce for integrated service delivery models (Bookey-Bassett et al., 2022). However, it is unclear how IPE is incorporated to support the…