iSTEP: The International Student Training and Exchange Project in Transitional Care
The International Student Training and Exchange Project in Transitional Care (iSTEP) is a graduate student training and exchange project developed by Drs Frode F. Jacobsen (Centre for Care Research, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, HVL) and Malcolm Doupe (University of Manitoba, UM). In its inaugural year, this project focuses on ways to improve older adult care transitions to and from the acute care system (emergency department and hospital). The course is relevant for students with a background in health (e.g. physiotherapy, nursing, occupational therapy, medicine, psychology, public health and social work).
Students will acquire knowledge and skills to a). critique the older adult care transition literature using key integrated knowledge translation concepts (e.g., knowledge-to-action pathways, complex systems, sustainability and scale-up, patient engagement, evaluation frameworks), in ways that show how research evidence can be used to guide healthcare change, and b). to understand how contexts influence patient care pathways in different jurisdictions and localities and how changes could be implemented in those various contexts.
The program is funded by the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU), with matched funds provide Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living and the University of Manitoba.