Journal of Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration

Volume 2, Issue 2 (2020)

Welcome letter from the New Co-Editors-in-Chief

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion (OJIHP). This OJIHP was the brain-child of the founding Editor–in-Chief, Dr. Rhonda Hensley, EdD, DNP, APRN. We aim to represent her vision and focus as Dr. Hensley passed the torch when she retired from academia. It is with great pleasure that we release our third issue.

The purpose of this journal is to provide a forum for health care disciplines to share innovative and creative healthcare ideas in a scholarly format. OJIHP was designed to provide faculty and students a venue to share relevant health promotion articles and research, especially those with an interdisciplinary focus. Reviewers will consider original research, commentaries, case studies, and other health promotion related content from health care disciplines and others who are committed to improving the quality of life of individuals from a holistic worldview. In addition to the United States, we have a readership in 45 countries around the world.

We are delighted to introduce some new authors to our publication. Volume 2: Issue 2 provides quite a variety of original scholarly works that you will find interesting. In this issue, you will read about using simulation as an effective tool for mentoring new faculty. You will also read about an innovative program to help Parkinson’s patients. You will gain insights from a professor who spent time in India teaching nursing students and learning from their culture. In addition, one article will highlight ways to build communication skills and confidence with nursing students. You will also learn about how to identify issues with medication discrepancies using an informal, non-threatening setting. Still another article will explore the use of yoga to mitigate stress in women. Finally, you will learn about how one professor dealt with the perils of a COVID-19 diagnosis through her lived experience. Also included in this edition is a reprint of The Effects of a Yoga Intervention from Volume 1, Issue 1 with clarification of authorship.

We invite you to submit your own original scholarly work for future publication. We look forward to your contributions to the journal and have every expectation that it will become one of the most respected journals in healthcare.

The OJIHP publishes twice yearly, our fourth edition will be ready April 1, 2021. The deadline to submit for the April edition is January 1, 2021. We look forward to assisting you in the writing/publishing process.

Thank you for stopping by.

Susan R. Lacey, RN, PhD, FAAN and

Patti Calk, OTD, M.Ed, LOTR

Co-Editors, Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion



Functional Performance in People with Parkinson’s Disease: LSVT BIG for LIFE®
Mark Blanchard, Barbara Doucet, Cassidy Perilloux, Tamara Marchetta, Darian Price, Ashley Pattison, Galla Bonanni, and Baily Amedee


Brown Bag Review for Identification of Discrepancies in Patient Medication Use
Chandra James, Shawna Mason, Shellye Vardaman, and Amy Yoder Spurlock


Simulation: An Effective Tool for Mentoring the Novice Nursing Faculty
Charlene B. Smith, Jeanne Hamner, Carol Hession, Cari Granier, Travis "Pete" Lewis, and Ashley Thibodeaux


The Effects of a Yoga Intervention
Karen R. Arrant and Mary W. Stewart