A board game bridges the gap between various health disciplines to better educate students about their role in interdisciplinary health teams.
Students at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry began developing the board game as part of a second year ethics project, and now it's been professionally reproduced for use in healthcare faculties at universities across Canada.
"We wanted to develop something creative that could be integrated into the curricula of all undergraduate and graduate healthcare programs, from audiology to personal support work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and all the way to the different medical specialties," said Sarit Khimdas, a fourth year medical student at Schulich.
"It provides the opportunity to learn together by discussing what our individual roles are in the healthcare team," Khimdas said. The game is currently being translated into French, and digital applications for tablet devices are also being explored.
A paper on their work has been published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care.