Mary Knab, DPT, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, IMPACT Practice, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Mary Knab, DPT, PHD, is Director of IMPACT Practice in the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. The Institute’s IMPACT Practice initiative provides a learning context and integrated interprofessional curriculum educating clinicians who will help lead change in care delivery.  A physical therapist by clinical background (MSPT, DPT), Dr. Knab earned an advanced degree in education, interdisciplinary studies (PhD). Dr. Knab’s scholarship includes models for interprofessional education and practice and narrative methods for reflective learning, practice and assessment.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Values and ethics are a core domain of interprofessional collaborative practice, yet many faculty struggle with how to best “teach” moral reasoning.  This session will provide an overview of evidence-based ethics learning activities for use in interprofessional classroom discussions, simulations, and clinical education.  
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) have developed innovative interprofessional clinical education environments called Interprofessional Dedicated Education Units (IPDEUs). Health professional students rotate through hospital-based IPDEUs guided by Interprofessional Practice Instructors (IPIs) with the specific intent of learning the principles of interprofessional practice through active observation, modeling and robust facilitation and debriefing.
Moving IPE from isolated learning events to scaled integrated curricular models crossing education and practice is critical to learner success and driving change in practice. Leaders from MGH Institute of Health Professions offer a structured forum to assist participants in realizing opportunities and transitioning current IPE/IPP efforts into integrated programs.