Congratulations to ACH Group Perry Park Site Manager Karen Barwick, who has been named as a finalist in the ‘Excellence in Innovation in Education Category’ in the SA Health South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.
Karen has been recognised for her strong commitment to Interprofessional Learning (IPL) at ACH Group, and has been an integral part of the IPL Leadership Group since its inception in 2012.
Interprofessional Learning is when students from two or more professions (e.g. a nurse and a physiotherapist) work together to learn and reflect about their professions’ similarities and differences.
ACH Group believes an IPL approach to learning improves communication, collaboration, reduces risk of practising in isolation and ultimately improves the quality of care.
Karen’s nomination was strongly linked to the fact that at Perry Park she has established a student placement approach where the student’s learning objectives are matched with placement activities, to provide an authentic positive contribution to the lives of older people.
Award winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday 12 May 2017.
Best of luck, Karen!