Program Name: Interprofessional Health Mentors Program

Authors or developers

Patient & Community Partnership for Education Office of the Vice-Provost Health, UBC
P.A. Woodward Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) 400-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
phone : 604-822-8002
Fax : 604-822-2495

Country / Language Canada/English
Creation or publication date 2016
Clinic context Chronic conditions/disabilities
long-term care
Target users University students from interdisciplinary UBC health and human services programs:
genetic counseling
occupational therapy
physical therapy
speech-language pathology
Pre or post licensure Pre-licensure
General objectives The HM (health mentors) Program helps students learn about chronic disease and the range of work involved in chronic disease self-management (CDSM). Carefully considering the perspectives of the patients, students will explore their roles-both as individual practitioners and as a part of interprofessional groups- learning how to support CDSM, as well as addressing psychosocial and biomedical needs.
The HM (health mentors) Program will help students develop interprofessional competencies in patient-centred care. There will be emphasis on understanding and valuing a patient’s individual experience, including psychosocial aspects, and involving the patient as a partner in his/her health care- sharing both the power and responsibility
The HM Program will also permit students to meet discipline-specific objectives on topics such as the social determinants of health and communication skills
Format Discussion group