Operation House Call: Inspiring and Innovative Way of Instruction Now Offered at YSN
|Last week, YSN launched an exciting new partnership with Operation House Call (OHC), a unique program that for the past two decades has taught disability awareness to medical, nutrition, and nursing students throughout Boston, and is now being taught to all of YSN’s Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) students. During OHC, a parent of a child with special needs informs students about best practices and sensitivities when caring for a patient with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD). Then, through clinical instruction, the students meet a person with I/DD and their family in a non-acute care setting. In addition, students go in pairs for a two-hour home visit where a host family opens their home and shares their personal story.
Last week all 78 GEPN students had the great pleasure of hearing from the OHC team, learning about their struggles and joyful moments from individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families. Students will now go into phase two of the process where they will attend home visits and reflect on their experiences. Many thanks to Susanna Peyton ’83 for leading this effort in bringing this incredible resource to our intellectual community.
Article from Yale’s Message From The Dean- June 10, 2016