ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

Winter 2017: Person-centered Care

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If you’ve had a chance to look at this month’s Journal of Dental Education (JDE), I hope you noticed that the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education 2.0 (ADEA CCI 2.0) has released a new white paper. The topic: person-centered care. 

We believe that person-centered care will be the next guidepost for the health professions, and we’re eager to get ADEA members talking about how we can prepare our students (and even ourselves) to provide care that is both holistic and tailored to the needs, values and preferences of the individuals and families we serve.

In this issue of the ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger, we provide a glimpse of the contents of the JDE article in a conversation with the paper’s authors. Dentistry is not alone in championing this model of care, so we’ve also included perspectives from educators in nursing and medicine alongside comments from two more ADEA members, one steeped in allied dental education and the other in advanced dental education. The white paper authors respond to their remarks, and we hope you will join the conversation as well—in the comment fields and with colleagues at your institutions. 

In forthcoming issues of the JDE, we will expand upon the concept of person-centered care by providing ADEA members with detailed information on related topics, such as social determinants of health, collaborative care, precision care and genomics. In the meantime, we encourage you to read the white paper, consider the questions it raises and work with your ADEA CCI Liaisons to investigate and debate the opportunities and challenges of implementing person-centered care in your curriculum and clinics.

Anthony Palatta, D.D.S., Ed.D., ADEA Chief Learning Officer 

Open Courseware Resources
Presentations From ADEA CCI Summer Liaisons Meetings, 2010–2016
ADEA CCI White Papers in the Journal of Dental Education 
Educational Sessions From the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
Educational Sessions From the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition 
Educational Sessions From ADEA Annual Sessions, 2010–2015 

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