Robert Kaplan, Master of Music in Composition
Professor, School of Music, Dance and Theatre Music Director, Barrett Honors College
Arizona State University
Robert Kaplan, MM Composition, is a Full Professor (Dance) in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, and a Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Medical Humanities at the Creighton University School of Medicine. He uses improvisation as a model or metaphor to understand the world and live well in it, providing tools and strategies to improve mind-body focus as a foundation for personal and team skills. His work within healthcare and the arts offers tools to support the notion that being present, self-aware, and team-aware are critical in all endeavors.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
An Interprofessional Approach to Finding Ease in Caregiving: Team Collaboration Using Improv to Reduce Stress Among Caregivers
The Finding Ease in Caregiving Project lays the foundation for a unique interprofessional collaboration delivered by multiple professions including a musician, case manager, two nurses and a socio-environmental gerontologist. This novel intervention highlights the critical role of interprofessional teams working together to develop multifaceted patient-centered strategies to improve health outcomes. One in ten Americans over age sixty-five has Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia (ADRD)- over five million individuals. While many caregiver’s express satisfaction in their role, they also…