Implementing a Large Scale Interprofessional Poverty Simulation

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  • This article shares one university‚Äôs experience in deploying the Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) for interprofessional learning. Little guidance exists for implementing large-scale interprofessional simulations in higher education, especially with students from various healthcare professions. We will present our efforts implementing CAPS with students from a variety of healthcare majors. First, we provide background about our institution and CAPS in an effort to describe our implementation initiative including learners and facilitators. Second, we cover the adaptation of CAPS to include best practices in simulation. Specifically, we review prebriefing and debriefing, as well as logistics in implementing the poverty simulation as an interprofessional activity at a large university. Finally, we discuss learning and institutional outcomes related to CAPS.
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  • Peterson DT; Hitchcock LI; Holt RL; Brown MR; White ML