Interdisciplinary Panel on Eldercare

Interprofessional Education

Beaver College of Health Sciences

Appalachian State University

A Journey into the Current State Eldercare:

A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion

September 25, 2018

5:00 – 6:30 pm

114 Belk Library

Appalachian State University

Facilitator: Deeanna L. Burleson, Ph.D., RN, IMC

Panel Members:

Patricia Calloway, MA, Executive Director, Ashe Services for Aging

Emily Dakin, Ph.D., MSSA, Dept. of Social Work

Lisa Emery, Ph.D., Department of Psychology

Robin Fox, MSN, RN, ACM, System Director of Care Management, Appalachian

Regional Healthcare System

Nicole Hiegl, BS, Aging Services Coordinator

Anastacia Schulhoff, Ph.D., Department of Sociology

Join us to explore the current state of Eldercare from multi-disciplinary voices. We will begin to identify the benefits of a trans-disciplinary approach for the future in caring for our elderly.


1. Increase awareness of the current state of eldercare from a multi-discipline


2. Explore how each discipline provides care that leads to the highest level

of individual well-being.

2. Consider how trans-disciplinary solutions and actions could be or are

beneficial to the patient (resident), their family or the staff.

For more information contact Deeanna Burleson at