The Inspiration for "Amina in the Nexus"

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Submitted by National Center... on Aug 25, 2015 - 10:57am CDT

Amina in the Nexus shares the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education’s vision for health care delivery in the United States. Through Amina’s story, individuals see the potential of the Nexus to align health care redesign and interprofessional education to achieve the Triple Aim of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care. 

Amina's story started as a case example of the Nexus in a commissioned Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation paper for the conference, "Transforming Patient Care: Aligning Interprofessional Education with Clinical Practice Redesign," in January 2013. Her story was later adapted for a Journal of Interprofessional Care article by Drs. Mark Earnest and Barbara Brandt.


Listen as Drs. Earnest and Brandt discuss the inspiration for Amina, share the challenges in bringing her story to life and outline how it can be used as an entry point to IPE for audiences around the world.

Amina’s story is part of a collection of free, online resources to help you share the idea of interprofessional practice and education (IPE) more broadly. Browse the Amina in the Nexus learning activities in the Nexus Learning System.

Barbara Brandt
Mark Earnest
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