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What Matters: Education and Research

Schaalman Senior Voices reaches out to older adults, listens to What Matters, and creates interactive platforms for personal discussion about how best to build and sustain healthier lives and communities throughout the aging process.

Schaalman Senior Voices offers an opportunity for healthcare students (future health care providers) to better understand what matters most to older adults while seeking care. Schaalman Senior Voices has been integrated into the Rush University Community Health Mentor program where over 700 students each year learn from a member in the community about Age-Friendly Health Systems and other key components of offering patient centered care. Schaalman Senior Voices films play an integral part in the curriculum of 17 unique health professions, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, healthcare administration, and others.

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Aneta

Program: Health Sciences

Theme: Sharing stories

Ahrianna

Program: Clinical Nutrition

Theme: Listening

Celeste

Program: Health Sciences

Theme: Loneliness

Caroline

Program: Health Systems Management

Theme: Social 4Ms

Daniel

Program: Medicine

Theme: Patient priorities

Lucas

Program: Cardiovascular Profusion

Theme: Improve relationships

Robin

Program: Medical Laboratory Sciences

Theme: Mental health

Gaajan

Program: Medicine

Theme: Tailoring care; Trust in provider

Jose

Program: Nursing

Theme: Rapport building; Different cultures

Alexander

Program: Medicine

Theme: Patient is the expert

Jonathan

Program: Medical Laboratory Sciences

Theme: Social

Margaret

Program: Medicine

Theme: Trust is central to teamwork

Matthew

Program: Medicine

Theme: Relationships

Michael

Program: Pharmacy

Theme: Relationships; Fitting patients lifestyle

Michelle

Program: Nursing

Theme: Planning around patient obligations

Sarah

Program: Nursing

Theme: Independence

Reyna

Program: Speech Language Pathology

Theme: Meeting goals

Richard

Program: Pharmacy

Theme: Tailor care; Dynamic approach

Alex

Program: Medicine

Theme: Tailoring and optimizing care

Craig

Program: Physician Assistant

Theme: Caring for the whole person

Deja

Program: Health Systems Management

Theme: Expectations and outcomes

Karolina

Program: Occupational Therapy

Theme: Therapeutic care

Nicole

Program: Audiology

Theme: What Matters

Jocelyn

Program: Imaging

Theme: 4Ms