Strengthening health systems response to COVID-19: interprofessional science rising to the challenge.
Authors: Xyrichis A, Williams U PMID: 33016163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 6, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Bolstering clinician resilience through an interprofessional, web-based nightly debriefing program for emergency departments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Azizoddin DR, Vella Gray K, Dundin A, Szyld D Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has instigated significant changes for health care systems. With clinician burnout rising, efforts to promote clinician resilience are essential. Within this quality improvement project, an interprofessional debriefing program (Brigham Resilience in COVID-19-pandemic Emergency Forum-BRIEF) was developed within two emergency departments (EDs). An interprofessional group of ED providers led optional, nightly debriefings using a web-based portal to connect with ED clinicians for six weeks. In total, 81 interprofessional staff partici...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Age-friendly student senior connection: students' experience in an interprofessional pilot program to combat loneliness and isolation among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Joosten-Hagye D, Katz A, Sivers-Teixeira T, Yonshiro-Cho J Abstract Loneliness and isolation are concerning consequences of social distancing and other stay-at-home orders for older adults globally, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. To combat loneliness and isolation among older adults residing in California, the Keck School of Medicine collaborated with other health profession schools at the University of Southern California (USC) to create the Age-Friendly Student Senior Connection (AFSSC). A total of 115 interprofessional graduate students were linked with older adults. Students engaged in 30 to 60 minute p...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Inside The O2: the NHS Nightingale Hospital London education center.
This report offers a reflection on the authors' time spent working in the Education Center as members of the 'Core Operations' team. The content of the article is based upon the authors' reflections, first-hand experiences and field observations. It offers a reflection upon the massive undertaking of setting up an education center in an entertainment venue, as well as the successes and challenges of working interprofessionally in this unique space and under pandemic conditions. PMID: 32990127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Perceptions of who is in the healthcare team? A content analysis of social media posts during COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: El-Awaisi A, O'Carroll V, Koraysh S, Koummich S, Huber M Abstract Social media posts can be used to explore public perceptions of interprofessional teams and healthcare professionals. The aim of this study was to use social listening technique to explore unfiltered public perceptions of the professionals involved in healthcare teams during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a naturalistic online setting, and to elaborate on the emotional reactions in response to an online social media post. A cross-sectional retrospective review of comments on a specific social media post was conducted between 15 March and 28 April...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A reflection on the impact of COVID-19 on primary care in the United Kingdom.
Authors: Gray R, Sanders C Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has presented both challenges and opportunities for those working in health and social care in the United Kingdom (UK). With much focus on secondary and acute care at this time, there has been less communication and understanding about the impact on primary care. This discussion paper is based on the experience of one of the authors working as a general practitioner/family doctor during the pandemic and rapid changes are described during this time (April 2020). Two important themes emerged from this experience focusing on the importance of supporting one ano...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Medical student volunteering during COVID-19: lessons for future interprofessional practice.
Authors: Buckland R Abstract Due to the unprecedented pressures on healthcare systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, many medical students internationally volunteered to assist in hospitals. In the United Kingdom, most students worked in roles similar to Healthcare Assistants: helping to support nurses in providing patient care. Although the current situation is exceptional, with medical students eager to contribute to the COVID-19 response, they have also gained valuable experience in interprofessional collaboration. By working closely with nurses, medical students have gained practical understanding of the differe...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Transformative learning in an interprofessional student-run clinic: a qualitative study.
Authors: Ng E, Hu T, McNaughton N, Martimianakis MAT Abstract Student-run free clinics are increasingly seen as a way for students in health professions to have early authentic exposures to providing care to marginalized populations, often in the context of interprofessional teams. However, few studies characterize what and how students may learn from volunteering at a student-run free clinic. We aimed to examine shifts in attitude or practice that volunteers report after completing a placement at an interprofessional student-run clinic in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Transcripts from semi-structured reflective focus ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A review of the requirements for interprofessional education and interprofessional collaboration in accreditation and practice standards for health professionals in Australia.
Authors: Bogossian F, Craven D Abstract In Australia, a national approach to accreditation of programs and regulation of health professions was adopted a decade ago. Accreditation standards and regulatory frameworks can drive change and provide support for interprofessional education and collaborative practice. There is a commonly held belief among Australian academics involved in health professional education, that accreditation and practice standards provide system-level support for interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice. Using a purpose-designed analysis framework and scoring sc...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 18, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A case study of a collaborative allied health and nursing crisis response.
Authors: Hales P, White A, Eden A, Hurst R, Moore S, Riotto C, Achour N Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020. The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 required an equally rapid response from health-care organizations to find innovative ways to utilize the existing workforce to care for people with COVID-19. Using an evaluative case study, a unique insight into the collaborative allied health and nursing professions' response to COVID-19 at a specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the United Kingdom is presented. The aim of the case study was to evaluate how an interprof...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 18, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A short report on an interprofessional mobilizer team: innovation and impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Stifter J, Terry A, Phillips J, Heitschmidt M Abstract The response to a pandemic crisis requires strong preparedness and an action plan that is well defined yet flexible enough to address the uncertainties that accompany an infectious disease outbreak. Interprofessional collaboration is an integral component when implementing a robust and comprehensive response to such a crisis. As the needs of our academic medical center evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 Mobilizer Team used an interprofessional approach to respond to the diverse and complex needs of the organization. Team members include...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 18, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Online interprofessional simulation for undergraduate health professional students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report describes the Obstetric and Neonatal Simulation (ONE-Sim) workshop run in a remote learning format for medical and midwifery students in an interprofessional setting during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explores the observation of students as participants in the online learning of using Personal Protective Equipment and simulation-based learning of perinatal emergency management. This was followed by their mutual interaction and reflections. This paper aims to understand the role of synchronous remote learning through simulation and its impact on interprofessional interactions. We describe the experience of medical...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Impact of interprofessional embedding of physical therapy in a primary care training clinic.
Authors: McKay SE, Buono FD, Walker J, Glinski C, Printz DMB, Brienza R Abstract Musculoskeletal pain is a prominent complaint in primary care resulting in increased referrals to physical therapy (PT); however, the referral system often results in delays and discontinuation of care. Several models have been developed to improve the referral process including integrating PT into primary care clinics. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE), which educates post-graduate trainees in interprofessional teams, began (in 2015) embedding physical therapists into prim...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Contact is not enough: a qualitative study of how space and place impact on interprofessional education.
Authors: Hawick L, Kitto S, Cleland J Abstract Interprofessional education (IPE) aims to prepare health-care students to provide patient care in a collaborative team environment. However, much health-care education is delivered in places and spaces which do not support interprofessional interaction. To examine the consequences of this, we explored how a relatively new health-care education center (the "space" and "place") impacted interprofessional learning. This qualitative study drew on two data sources. Documents (n = 50) related to building design and curricula plans, and focus gro...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Development of an interprofessional rotation for pharmacy and medical students to perform telehealth outreach to vulnerable patients in the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report describes an interprofessional rotation for pharmacy and medical students focused on telehealth outreach to patients at high risk for delays in care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The curriculum was designed around core competencies of interprofessional education. Student activities included participating in interprofessional huddles, collaborating on patient interviews, and practicing interprofessional communication. Three pharmacy students and two medical students completed the rotation. Evaluation was conducted via survey and exit interview. All students successfully increased their knowledge of their own and...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Insights from healthcare academics on facilitating interprofessional education activities.
Authors: El-Awaisi A, Sheikh Ali S, Abu Nada A, Rainkie D, Awaisu A Abstract Facilitators are of paramount importance to the success of interprofessional education (IPE) activities; hence, it is crucial to explore their perspectives and experiences in delivering IPE in Qatar. Using an exploratory case study approach, semi-structured interviews were conducted, in 2018, among faculty members, who had facilitated at least one IPE activity in Qatar, from healthcare professional education programs at Qatar University Colleges of Pharmacy, Medicine, and Health Sciences, Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar, the University of ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Undergraduate health professions students' perceptions of athletic training students before and after an interprofessional case study program.
Authors: Goddell-Fields S, Rose A, Visker JD, Boyd MD, Cox C, Forsyth E Abstract Students pursuing careers in health professions may initially approach their training with preconceived ideas and perceptions of those who practice different health-related careers. Little research has been conducted on athletic training students and professional stereotypes or athletic training students and interprofessional education in general. Because interprofessional education may provide some positive effects on stereotypes, the goal of this study was to measure undergraduate health professions student stereotypes of athletic tr...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Implementation of interprofessional team-based care: A cross-case analysis.
Authors: Sibbald SL, Ziegler BR, Maskell R, Schouten K Abstract Two out of five Canadians have at least one chronic disease and four out of five are at risk of developing a chronic disease. Successful disease management relies on interprofessional team-based approaches, yet lack of purposeful cultivation and patient engagement has led to systematic inefficiencies. Two primary care teams in Southwestern Ontario implementing interprofessional chronic care programs for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were compared. A mixed-methods cross-case analysis was conducted including interviews, focus groups...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A longitudinal survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on interprofessional education and collaborative practice: a study protocol.
Authors: Khalili H, Xyrichis A Abstract Since the World Health Organisation declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in early March 2020, the virus has been linked with serious illness, death, and social disruption around the world. The scope of the outbreak is rapidly evolving and ever changing. Many countries, cities and towns declared major closures and issued shelter-in-place orders. While phased re-opening is now occuring in many countries, the impact of the pandemic has been unprecedented. It is widely accepted that healthcare education and practice, including interprofessional education and collaborative...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Are Filipino students ready to collaborate? Comparing the readiness of healthcare students for interprofessional education in the Philippines.
Authors: Cervantes-Sudio MG, Ganotice FA, Navarro AT Abstract The inclusion of interprofessional education in healthcare curricula in the Philippines has paved the way for the researchers to examine students' readiness to learn with, about, and from one another to foster collaboration in providing quality patient care. In view of this, we examined the differential attitude of 423 Filipino students to get involved in interprofessional learning using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale. Using multivariate analysis of variance, we found differences across gender, program, and year level among students f...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional working during the COVID-19 pandemic: sociological insights.
Authors: Goldman J, Xyrichis A PMID: 32838586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exploring interprofessional teamwork at a tertiary public hospital in South Africa.
This study explored the barriers and facilitators of interprofessional teamwork amongst health professionals working at a tertiary level public hospital in South Africa. The study employed a qualitative, descriptive, exploratory design. Data were collected during three focus group discussions with 14 purposively selected participants from several health professions. Barriers such as high patient turnover, lack of human resources, time, hierarchy, referral process, lack of knowledge of the roles and scopes of practice, negative attitudes, communication inefficiencies, language barriers, and professional jealousy were found ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education and collaborative practice research during the COVID-19 pandemic: Considerations to advance the field.
Authors: Lackie K, Najjar G, El-Awaisi A, Frost J, Green C, Langlois S, Lising D, Pfeifle AL, Ward H, Xyrichis A, Khalili H PMID: 32838595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A case study in rapid adaptation of interprofessional education and remote visits during COVID-19.
Authors: Winship JM, Falls K, Gregory M, Peron EP, Donohoe KL, Sargent L, Slattum PW, Chung J, Tyler CM, Diallo A, Battle K, Parsons P Abstract The Richmond Health and Wellness Program (RHWP) is an innovative interprofessional care coordination program that seeks to support the health and wellness of independent-living older adults and educate future practitioners. Since 2012, RHWP has provided community-based interprofessional training to students at Virginia Commonwealth University. The sudden suspension of clinical and community-based training due to the COVID-19 pandemic created the need to transform the tradit...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

No place like home redesign: home-based clinical care as an interprofessional training model for medical and pharmacy students.
Authors: Hatfield CL, Major AB, Purkiss J, LaCour-Chestnut F, Gill AC Abstract Proper program assessment is necessary to ensure the delivered curriculum aligns with the intended curriculum. No Place Like Home (NPLH) is an interprofessional experience in which a healthcare team provides clinical services to patients in a home environment. Following review of program evaluation data, we determined the original design of NPLH was not meeting the intended objectives, and NPLH was redesigned in January 2018. Changes include lengthening the experience, decreasing the team size, improving assessment tools and additional t...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The good enough facilitator: exploring online interprofessional therapeutic facilitation in times of COVID-19.
Authors: Bluteau P Abstract In the time of COVID-19, universities have been forced to engage with online learning more than ever before. The facilitator is a key player in the orchestration of online learning and as such, this paper seeks to present a radical reworking of the Garrison and Archer Community of Inquiry model that emphasizes the importance of a therapeutic presence in online interprofessional facilitation. Drawn from a strand of inductive empirical qualitative research based on 15 years' experience of online interprofessional education, this paper employs a therapeutic lens to propose the good eno...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A school-based, interprofessional approach to sustaining oral health on an Island community.
This report describes the unique DH and OT interprofessional collaboration and program sustainability efforts. PMID: 32838600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Real gains: development of a tool to measure outcomes for urban First Australian children accessing culturally responsive interprofessional therapy.
Authors: Hill AE, Nelson A, Copley JA, Quinlan T, McLaren CF, White R, Castan C, Brodrick J Abstract Healthcare services are accountable to their clients, communities, governments and funding sources to clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions. A First Australian children's therapy service delivering culturally responsive, interprofessional collaborative practice aimed to evaluate their service. However, this process was constrained by available outcome measures which lacked the flexibility necessary for meaningful use within the dynamic and relational nature of their service delivery. This paper outl...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Improving stereotypes: The impact of interprofessional education in pre-health students.
This article explores undergraduate pre-health student stereotypes of various health professionals at the beginning and end of a six-week summer academic enrichment program, which included IPE. Convenience sampling was used to request participation in a survey, which included the Student Stereotypes Ratings Questionnaire (SSRQ). The SSRQ asks students to rate their perception of health professions on multiple traits. One hundred pre-health students across three institutions completed the SSRQ. The mean scores across all professions and all traits increased post-survey. Lowest pre-mean scores were for nursing (the ability t...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Qualitative assessment of interorganisational partnership at a perinatal and family substance abuse centre: stakeholders' perceptions of quality and development of their collaboration.
Authors: Croteau MO, Dufour S Abstract Partnerships are required in health and social care services to meet the increasingly complex needs of vulnerable populations. It is essential to assess these partnerships to ensure partners are supported as they strive to improve their practices. This qualitative study assessed the quality and development of the partnership of an integrated service centre for pregnant women and substance-abusing parents and their young children aged 5 and under. The data were gathered over a period of three years, by means of group and individual interviews. Twenty respondents (practitioners ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Impact of an interprofessional training ward on interprofessional competencies - a quantitative longitudinal study.
Authors: Mink J, Mitzkat A, Krug K, Mihaljevic A, Trierweiler-Hauke B, Götsch B, Wensing M, Mahler C Abstract Complex learning strategies, like interprofessional training wards in which students work autonomously in interprofessional collaboration, can support the development of interprofessional competencies in terms of knowledge, abilities and attitudes. To assess the short-term and long-term effects of a three to five weeks placement on such an interprofessional training ward on nursing and medical undergraduates, a study with pre-post-follow-up design was conducted from April 2017 until February 2019. Outc...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional practice in health: A qualitative study in psychologists, exercise physiologists, and dietitians.
This study aims to explore factors influencing interprofessional collaboration in health professionals involved in lifestyle behavior change (psychologists, exercise physiologists, and dietitians). Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with a convenience sample of 14 health professionals (four psychologists, seven exercise physiologists, three dietitians), individually or in small groups. Results from thematic analysis highlighted factors influencing collaboration in clinical practice at three levels: Systemic, professional, and client. Subthemes revealed time, financial costs, client consent, attitudes, role understa...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 26, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The COVID-19 crisis silver lining: interprofessional education to guide future innovation.
Authors: Langlois S, Xyrichis A, Daulton BJ, Gilbert J, Lackie K, Lising D, MacMillan K, Najjar G, Pfeifle AL, Khalili H Abstract Globally, the advent and rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has created significant disruption to health professions education and practice, and consequently interprofessional education, leading to a model of learning and practicing where much is unknown. Key questions for this ongoing evolution emerge for the global context leading to reflections on future directions for the interprofessional education field and its role in shaping future practice models. Health professions programs aro...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An interaction analysis model to study knowledge construction in interprofessional education: proof of concept.
Authors: Floren LC, Ten Cate O, Irby DM, O'Brien BC Abstract A goal of interprofessional clinical learning experiences is to facilitate learning through co-construction of knowledge in support of patient care. Yet, little is known about knowledge construction processes among health professions students working together to care for patients. Understanding knowledge construction processes can guide health professions educators in the design of interventions to support knowledge construction and high-quality learning in clinical placements. In this article, we describe findings from a proof of concept study that explo...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

COVID-19 and team-based healthcare: The essentiality of theory-driven research.
Authors: Michalec B, Lamb G Abstract There is evidence to suggest enhanced teamness, heightened interprofessional values and practices, and even the potential for dilution of occupational status hierarchies within healthcare practice and delivery during the time of COVID-19. It is essential that we study these emergent changes using the lens of multilevel theory to better understand these recent developments and their current and future implications for interprofessional practice, education, and policy. Within this article, we first offer a brief overview of secondary data to highlight these COVID-19-specific shift...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

National center for interprofessional practice and education IPE core data set and information exchange for knowledge generation.
Authors: Delaney CW, AbuSalah A, Yeazel M, Stumpf Kertz J, Pejsa L, Brandt BF Abstract Since 2012, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has worked with over 70 sites implementing over 100 interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) programs in the United States (U.S.). Program leaders have contributed data and information to the National Center to inform an approach to advancing the science of interprofessional practice and education (IPE), called IPE Knowledge Generation. This paper describes how the evolution of IPE Knowledge Generation blends traditional research an...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education during the COVID-19 pandemic: finding the good in a bad situation.
Authors: Jones TA, Vidal G, Taylor C Abstract COVID-19 restrictions necessitated wholescale conversion of curricula to online learning environments globally. We used a mixed-methods study design to evaluate the conversion of a large foundational interprofessional course, at our university, to an asynchronous online learning environment. A survey was used to gauge if students learned interprofessionally and about interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP). A COVID-19 discussion board was used to assess learner knowledge of their own and other health professions and value for IPCP. Survey results indicated stude...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Writing for publication: increasing the likelihood of success.
Authors: Thistlethwaite JE, Anderson E Abstract The aim of this paper is to help writers at all levels improve their likelihood of success in having papers accepted by academic peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Interprofessional Care. We discuss the importance of reading both in your own discipline and also more widely across disciplines and fields of study. There are sections on the attributes of good authors, how to choose a journal, types of articles that are published and the structure of these, the contrast between research and evaluation, and how to plan a paper. We stress the importance of rea...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Key strategies for improving transitions of care collaboration: lessons from the ECHO-care transitions program.
Authors: Junge-Maughan L, Moore A, Lipsitz L Abstract Transitioning the care of a patient from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is critical and often risky. Poor care transitions can result in delays, medication mistakes, incomplete follow-up care, and adverse health outcomes. Ensuring a smooth and effective care transition is the goal for providers at both the hospital and SNF. At its foundation, successful care transitions rely on teamwork, relationship building, and communication among diverse groups of providers. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) developed the ECHO-CT (Extension for Com...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Evidence of validity for the Norwegian version of the interprofessional collaborative competency attainment survey (ICCAS).
Authors: Lunde L, Bærheim A, Johannessen A, Aase I, Almendingen K, Andersen IA, Bengtsson R, Brenna SJ, Hauksdottir N, Steinsbekk A, Rosvold EO Abstract This was a validation study of the Norwegian version of The Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS). ICCAS consists of 20 retrospective pre- and post-questions, where respondents rate their agreement with regard to self-assessed competencies after participating in interprofessional education courses. It has been validated across various settings. The questionnaire was translated using the back-translation technique. We investigate...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 5, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Doing interprofessional research in the COVID-19 era: a discussion paper.
Authors: Sy M, O'Leary N, Nagraj S, El-Awaisi A, O'Carroll V, Xyrichis A Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic, and ensuing physical distancing measures, poses challenges for researchers in the field of interprofessional care. Pandemic management has highlighted the centrality of interprofessional working to effective healthcare delivery during crises. It is essential to find ways to maintain interprofessional research that has commenced, while also designing research to capture important learning from pandemic management and response. However, it also creates opportunities for new research projects and novel research des...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

It starts with a strong foundation: constructing collaborative interprofessional teams in primary health care.
Authors: Brown JB, Mulder C, Clark RE, Belsito L, Thorpe C Abstract The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how team members experience and enact interprofessional teamwork in primary health care (PHC). Fifty-three participants (from eight teams), members of the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO), were interviewed; interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. The data analyses used an iterative process with individual and team analysis. Findings revealed components that comprise the foundation and pillars of collaborative interprofessional teamwork in PHC. First, participants...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Developing interprofessional collaboration between clinicians, interpreters, and translators in healthcare settings: outcomes from face-to-face training.
This study investigated whether face-to-face training for speech pathologists, interpreters, and translators improved their knowledge, confidence, practice, and attitudes to engage in interprofessional collaboration. It also examined whether single-profession training for speech pathologists can produce similar training outcomes when delivered to multiple healthcare professions. Thirty interpreters and translators (30 training), 49 speech pathologists (27 training, 22 control), and a mixed group of 24 clinicians from eight professions (16 training, 8 control) completed surveys before, after, and two months after their resp...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 24, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

How interprofessional teams of students mobilized collaborative practice competencies and the patient partnership approach in a hybrid IPE course.
Authors: Raynault A, Lebel P, Brault I, Vanier MC, Flora L Abstract To develop collaborative competencies of future health and social services professionals, the Université de Montréal (UdeM) offers interprofessional education (IPE) in partnership with patients. To meet the challenges of IPE, UdeM turned to digital tools to enable interprofessional teams of students to collaborate online and face-to-face. The collaborative flipped classroom for IPE with patient partnership is the conceptual framework for the pedagogical method used for this study. It is based on: 1) a competency framework and 2) colla...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional/interdisciplinary teamwork during the early COVID-19 pandemic: experience from a children's hospital within an academic health center.
Authors: Natale JE, Boehmer J, Blumberg DA, Dimitriades C, Hirose S, Kair LR, Kirk JD, Mateev SN, McKnight H, Plant J, Tzimenatos LS, Wiedeman JT, Witkowski J, Underwood MA, Lakshminrusimha S Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has created multiple, complex and intense demands on hospitals, including the need for surge planning in the many locations outside epicenters such as northern Italy or New York City. We here describe such surge planning in an Academic Health Center that encompasses a children's hospital. Interprofessional teams from every aspect of inpatient care and hospital operations worked to prepare for a C...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Call of interprofessional duty: an ethnographically informed discussion on preparing students to be digitally resilient.
Authors: Bluteau JM, Bluteau PA Abstract What role does social media play for interprofessional education in a pandemic? This is the first pandemic to occur in a world filled with social media, where digital communication is ubiquitous and a high percentage of those affected are digitally literate. This paper situated within a United Kingdom (UK) context explores this new phenomenon, discussing the ways in which digital gift giving toward health and social care professionals has developed on a variety of social media platforms. This discussion proposes a theoretical understanding of digital gift giving and raises t...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exploring the challenges faced by frontline workers in health and social care amid the COVID-19 pandemic: experiences of frontline workers in the English Midlands region, UK.
Authors: Nyashanu M, Pfende F, Ekpenyong M Abstract The first cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Globally millions of people have been diagnosed with the virus whilst thousands have died. As the virus kept spreading health and social care frontline workers (HSCFW) were faced with difficulties when discharging their duties. This paper was set out to explore the challenges faced by different frontline workers in health and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research utilized an explorative qualitative approach. A total of forty (N = 40) in-depth one-to...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Online interprofessional education during and post the COVID-19 pandemic: a commentary.
This report discusses the application of Meaningful Discourse and the Community of Inquiry principles on developing online learning communities in interprofessional education. PMID: 32674721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 19, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional perspectives on faculty-to-faculty incivility from nursing and social work.
Authors: Lane SR, McClendon J, Osborne-Leute V, Baxter K Abstract Healthcare delivery systems frequently require interprofessional collaboration between members of several health and social care professions. In the United States, two of the largest are nursing and social work. How these two professions address incivility between faculty members is not well understood. This paper describes the results of an examination of Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility (FFI) by both social work and nursing educators. National surveys of U.S. social work faculty (n = 216) and nursing faculty (n = 588) indicate comm...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 17, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

How interprofessional collaborative practice can help dismantle systemic racism.
Authors: Cahn PS PMID: 32666874 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 17, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research