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Case Management of a Patient in an Interprofessional Environment (#1202B)

This simulation was developed in collaboration with Carolyn Loy and Debbie Gillis at Toronto East General Hospital and Tracey Dyer at Centennial College.

A patient with chronic COPD was discharged from the hospital 2 days ago. He is now back following an attack but wants to go home.

Learning Objectives

  • Coordinate the needs of the patient within scope of the practice of the team members
  • Identify and utilize overlapping scopes 
  • Increase awareness of the ways in which team members can communicate their discipline-specific perspectives clearly to others
  • Develop and practice skills necessary to be responsive to each other's assessment 
  • ensure synthesis of interdisciplinary findings, 
  • Create a comprehensive and collaborative plan of care

Information for Learners

Mr. Deck was re-admitted to the hospital only two days after discharge. He has a long history of COPD and suffered exacerbation. He has been non-compliant with his medications at home and not coping well living alone.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Mr. Deck (sixty-five)

Learner Role(s)

A mix of any of the following: 

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse 
  • Social Worker 
  • Physician 
  • Occupation Therapist 
  • Physiotherapist 
  • Dietitian
  • RRT Pharmacist


  • Hospital room

Related Topics

  • Aging and personal Well Being 
  • Health Care
  • Interdisciplinary Practice 
  • Mental Health