Collegiate athletic trainers' perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks of interprofessional collaborative practice.
Authors: Manspeaker SA, Hankemeier DA Abstract Interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) is a recommended area of emphasis within healthcare. Little is known regarding athletic trainers' perceptions of benefits and drawbacks to participation in IPCP. A cross-sectional survey design with open-ended questions was utilised to survey 513 athletic trainers from across the United States. Data were extracted and analysed following a general inductive qualitative approach to determine categories and subcategories. Triangulation occurred via multi-analyst coding and review of findings by an external auditor. Athletic ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 30, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Developing a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program with multiple health professions programs.
This article describes the development and implementation of this program, including steps taken to integrate SBIRT into diverse curricula, challenges and opportunities noted, and preliminary findings observed. PMID: 30681389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Practice nurse support and task suitability in a general practice: a cross-sectional survey in Belgium.
Authors: Matthys E, Remmen R, Van Bogaert P Abstract Single-handed general practices and group practices are the two predominant modes of primary care provision across European countries. In Belgium, single-handed practices have been the main form of primary care provision for years, but recently a trend is emerging towards introducing more group practices where a number of primary care physicians collaborate with other health professionals such as primary care nurses. The aim of this study was to measure the current support in general practices, and to gain insight in the general practitioner attitudes towards bei...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An interprofessional training program for intrahospital transport of critically ill patients: model build-up and assessment.
In conclusion, the IIST model can facilitate the development of both TS and NTS for transport team members. Transport teams made up of newly registered staff from different disciplines may lack insight into their NTS in critical patient transfer management, but simulation training may cause improvements. PMID: 30669900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Evaluation of the implementation of a Tracheostomy Review Services (TRS): an observational cohort study.
This study evaluated the effect of a Tracheostomy Review Service (TRS) on patient outcomes and staff attitudes. The TRS reviewed patients with a tracheostomy tube (TT) in situ on our wards. Data was collected via medical record audit. Two years of retrospective data (n = 39) was compared with 12 months of prospective data (n = 28) for: length of cannulation (LOC); length of ward-based cannulation (LOWBC); length of stay (LOS); ICU LOS (ICU-length of stay); the frequency and time to trial one way valve (PMV); and tracheostomy-related adverse events (AE). Staff were also surveyed regarding their knowledge...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Toward a system where workforce planning and interprofessional practice and education are designed around patients and populations not professions.
This article describes how New Zealand's workforce planning approach could be used as a model by other countries to move toward needs-based, interprofessional workforce planning. Such an approach requires a paradigm shift to reframe health workforce planning away from a focus on shortages toward assessing how to more effectively deploy and retrain the existing workforce; away from silo-based workforce projection models toward methodologies that recognize professions' overlapping scopes of practice; and away from a focus on traditional health professions toward including both health and social care workers. We propose that ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 24, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exposing an interprofessional class of first years to an underserved community contributed to students' contextualisation of the determinants of health.
The objective of this study was to determine how exposing an interprofessional class of first years to an underserved community, contributed to students' contextualisation of the determinants of health. A mixed method methodology was used. Data were generated by analysing 40 randomly selected reflective reports and an online questionnaire (completed by 85% of the class) following the community visit. Data showed that it is after this first-hand exposure that students had a deeper affective-cognitive realisation of health inequity and was able to better contextualise the impact of determinants of health on individuals and c...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 23, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional bedside rounds: Nurse-physician collaboration and perceived barriers in an Asian hospital.
This study aimed to examine the collaboration of nurses and physicians and their perceived barriers to interprofessional bedside rounds. A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 371 medical ward-based nurses and physicians from an acute care tertiary hospital in Singapore, using a 27-item Nurse-Physician Collaboration Scale and a 21-item Perceived Barriers to Interprofessional Bedside Rounds questionnaire. The overall Nurse-Physician Collaboration scores indicated positive attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration in bedside rounds, with no significant difference found between nurses and physicians. While the sharing...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Experiences of interprofessional collaboration in a special school programme for adolescents who struggle with school life: an explorative study.
Authors: Granrud MD, Theander K, Anderzèn-Carlsson A, Steffenak AKM Abstract A growing proportion of adolescents struggle with school life and could benefit from special school programmes. School could be an arena for supporting such adolescents and, to meet these challenges, interprofessional collaboration (IPC) has been recommended for better health. The aim of the present study was to explore the experience of IPC in a special school programme offered to adolescents who struggle with school life - from the perspective of the professionals involved. Focus group interviews were carried out with four groups ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A TeamSTEPPS ® implementation plan for recently assigned interns and nurses.
A TeamSTEPPS® implementation plan for recently assigned interns and nurses. J Interprof Care. 2019 Jan 10;:1-5 Authors: Clapper TC, Ching K, Lee JG, Mauer E, Gerber LM, Sobin B, Osorio SN, DiPace JI Abstract Interns and newly assigned nurses are expected to assimilate rapidly and begin functioning as members of interprofessional teams. This mixed-method pilot research assessed the impact of a Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS®) implementation plan in an urban academic teaching hospital that included a cohort of newly assigned pediatric interns and n...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Nurses' perceptions of the dynamics and impacts of teamwork with physicians in labour and delivery.
Authors: Gleddie M, Stahlke S, Paul P Abstract Interprofessional teamwork is touted as essential to positive patient, staff, and organizational outcomes. However, differing understandings of teamwork and divergent professional cultures amongst healthcare providers influence the success of teamwork. In labour and delivery, nurse-physician teamwork is vital to safe, family-centered maternity care. In this focused ethnography, the perceptions of obstetrical nurses were sought to understand nurse-physician teamwork and the features that facilitate or impede it. These nurses acknowledged working in a normative hierarchy...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Purposeful interprofessional team intervention improves relational coordination among advanced heart failure care teams.
Authors: Abu-Rish Blakeney E, Lavallee DC, Baik D, Pambianco S, O'Brien KD, Zierler BK Abstract Effective delivery of healthcare is highly interdependent within and between interprofessional (IP) care teams and the patients they serve. This is particularly true for complex health conditions such as advanced heart failure (AHF). Our Academic Practice Partnership received funding to carry out IP workforce development with inpatient AHF care teams. Our objectives were to (a) identify challenges in team functioning that affected communication and relationships among the AHF care teams, (b) collaboratively identify a fo...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN): achieving client health outcomes by addressing social determinants in the community.
Authors: Bradley KJ, Wros P, Bookman N, Mathews LR, Voss H, Ostrogorsky TL, LaForge K Abstract Four health professions schools at an academic health science university and a partner state university collaborated to develop the Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN), a model of healthcare delivery and interprofessional education that addresses the Triple Aims for vulnerable populations in three underserved neighborhoods. Program goals were achieved through community-based partnerships and the development of a health-care workforce prepared for competent practice in emerging models of care. In the first three ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Encountering complexity in collaborative learning activities: an exploratory case study with undergraduate health professionals.
Authors: Berger S, Whelan B, Mahler C, Szecsenyi J, Krug K Abstract An emerging challenge for educators of the health professions in undergraduate programmes is appropriately and adequately preparing students for the complexity they will encounter in practice. New graduate health professionals report increasing challenges transitioning to practice in contemporary health care environments due to the complexity encountered. Although literature on complexity science in health professional education is growing, research evidence on learning opportunities for students related to complexity remains sparse. This explorato...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Fostering interprofessional teamwork through an immersive study abroad experience.
Authors: Manspeaker SA, Wallace SE, Shaughnessy G, Kerr J Abstract In 2017, American university students representing seven healthcare professions traveled to Australia (AU) for a 17-day study abroad course focused on expanding students' knowledge of interprofessional education (IPE) and global communities. This innovative course allowed for an immersive IPE learning experience through an examination of healthcare and culture. Based upon pilot study survey data from the 12 participating students (i.e., students from athletic training, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, pre...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The "Patient-centered coordination by a care team" questionnaire achieves satisfactory validity and reliability.
The "Patient-centered coordination by a care team" questionnaire achieves satisfactory validity and reliability. J Interprof Care. 2018 Dec 17;:1-12 Authors: Ramond-Roquin A, Stewart M, Ryan BL, Richards M, Sussman J, Brown JB, Bouhali T, Bestard-Denommé L, Fortin M Abstract Increasing prevalence of chronic conditions and multimorbidity challenges health care systems and calls for patient-centered coordination of care. Implementation and evaluation of health policies focusing on the development of patient-centered coordination of care needs valid instruments measuring this dimension of...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Challenges in delivering personalised support to people with multiple and complex needs: qualitative study.
Authors: Neale J, Parkman T, Strang J Abstract Personalisation involves placing service users at the centre of service provision to ensure that the support they receive meets their individual needs, hopes and goals. This paper focuses on a programme delivering personalised support to people with multiple and complex needs ('beneficiaries'). Each beneficiary received a tailored package of support and a £12,000 personal budget. Despite being well-resourced, the programme struggled to recruit and retain beneficiaries. The aim of this paper is to identify the challenges encountered and to share learning. Repeat s...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 12, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Using reflective practice in interprofessional education and practice: a realist review of its characteristics and effectiveness.
This article presents the results of a realist review of the use of reflective practice interventions aimed at improving interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP). Reflective practice is recognized as one of the determining factors in health and social service professionals' skills development and maintenance, as well as in the establishment of good collaboration practices. In this respect, it is a key element of interprofessional education (IPE) and its relevance in this field is being asserted more and more strongly. However, few studies have been conducted to document its effectiveness. The purpose ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Using interprofessional dementia learning opportunities to prepare the future healthcare workforce: findings from a pilot study.
Authors: Davison E, Housden S, Lindqvist S Abstract Nearly 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. Communication difficulties linked to this illness demand that all healthcare professionals are prepared to meet the needs of this group of service users. In response to this, the United Kingdom government is calling for professionals to acquire a basic (Tier 1) Dementia Awareness (DA) qualification. As healthcare students need to engage in interprofessional learning (IPL), this report describes the development, implementation and evaluation of an initiative to link the DA qualification to an existing IPL...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Factors influencing health practitioners' cognitive processing and decision-making style.
Authors: Parker-Tomlin M, Boschen M, Glendon I, Morrissey S Abstract Successful interventions, healthcare planning, and patient-centered care require explanation, justification, and collaboration through interprofessional clinical decision-making (CDM). Understanding health practitioners' decision-making styles and influencing factors can enhance CDM capabilities. Health professionals and students (N = 229) completed an online survey on their decision-making styles, interprofessional education, interprofessional practice, discipline education, clinical experience, processing styles, personality, interpersonal ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Communicative and organizational aspects of clinical ethics support.
Authors: Grönlund CF, Söderberg A, Dahlqvist V, Sandlund M, Zingmark K Abstract Studies show that healthcare professionals need inter-professional clinical ethics support (CES) in order to communicate and reflect on ethically difficult care situations that they experience in their clinical practice. Internationally, various CES interventions have been performed, but the communication processes and organisation of these interventions are rarely described in detail. The aim of this study was to explore communicative and organisational conditions of a CES intervention with the intention of promoting inter-pr...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Team type, team maturity and team effectiveness in specialist palliative home care: an exploratory questionnaire study.
Authors: Klarare A, Hansson J, Fossum B, Fürst CJ, Lundh Hagelin C Abstract To meet complex needs in persons and families within specialist palliative care, care team members are expected to work together in performing a comprehensive assessment of patient needs. Team type (how integrated team members work) and team maturity (group development) have been identified as components in team effectiveness and productivity. The aim of the study reported in this paper was to identify team types in specialist palliative care in Sweden, and to explore associations between team type, team maturity and team effectiveness...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Using confidence assessment to explore physiotherapists, dieticians, speech pathologists and occupational therapists knowledge of medicines.
This study used certainty- based scoring to evaluate an interprofessional workshop addressing medicines safety information for PDSOs. Scoping interviews established baseline knowledge. Interview data was then used to formulate the workshop and case study. Knowledge was assessed using a pre and post quiz including a certainty- based score. A two-hour pilot workshop attracted thirty-three attendees from the PDSO professions. A trend towards more correct answers and increased certainty they were correct was observed from pre to post quiz. This style of workshop measures PDSOs knowledge of, and competence with, medicines. The ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Practice educators' attitudes and perspectives of interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional practice learning for students: A mixed-methods case study.
Authors: O'Carroll V, McSwiggan L, Campbell M Abstract Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is important for the delivery of effective integrated health and social care systems. Interprofessional practice learning (IPPL) enables students to learn to work together within a relevant context and prepare for future IPC. While there is some evidence that negative attitudes impact on IPC and interprofessional education, there is a dearth of research on health and social work professionals' attitudes and perspectives of IPC and IPPL opportunities for students. A mixed-methods case study was used to investigate practice e...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Mixed methods study: a one-week international service project enhances healthcare competencies.
Authors: Fell DW, Kennedy E, Day JM Abstract Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies are widely accepted as a guide to prepare healthcare professionals. Two competency domains, values/ethics and roles and responsibilities, have specific relevance when investigating the effectiveness of a transcultural interprofessional experience. Participants were University of South Alabama students from the Colleges of Allied Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing, who volunteered for a 7-day service learning experience in Trinidad. A convergent mixed methods research design was used. Students compl...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Launching into interprofessional education: graduate students learning and growing together.
Authors: Harmon MT, Farrell CF, Carter V, Randall DA, Loeb A, Jain T Abstract Interprofessional education (IPE) is vital in university clinical settings to prepare graduate students to engage in today's health care system. However, few university programs have successfully implemented IPE into existing clinical programs. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an interprofessional (IP) training and clinical experience on graduate students' and caregivers perceptions on quality of care in a pre-existing clinical program. Speech-language pathology (SLP) and Physical Therapy (PT) faculty, ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The effects of education and clinical specialization on nurses' status affirmation by physicians: A quantitative analysis.
Authors: Thomas CD, DiSabatino L, Rojas F Abstract Research has demonstrated a status gap between members of healthcare delivery teams. However, it is unclear which factors mitigate or exacerbate the status gap between healthcare providers. This paper examines the concept of status affirmation, the belief that others affirm the individual's social standing, as one factor that can affect the status gap between healthcare professionals. The aim of this exploratory study was to investigate two factors that affect nurses' status affirmation: nurses' educational backgrounds and clinical specializations. A close-ended su...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education among Nigerian clinical students: implications for interprofessional care (A mixed method analysis).
This study was designed to investigate clinical students' awareness, knowledge, and perception of IPE. A mixed method convergent parallel design of Cross-Sectional Survey (CSS) and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was used. Data on awareness, perception and knowledge about IPE were collected using a self-developed, content-validated questionnaire and Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale, respectively, and was analysed using Chi-Square, and Mann-Whitney U test at α = 0.05. For the FGD, data were collected from 13 purposively selected students in a Nigerian university and analysed through content themat...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Consensus on interprofessional facilitator capabilities.
Authors: Botma Y Abstract Interprofessional education is one of many strategies aimed at addressing the healthcare workforce crisis. Few educators in healthcare professions have been exposed to interprofessional education (IPE) or have experienced collaborative practice (CP), because health professionals have traditionally been trained in silos. Interprofessional facilitators must acquire a new skillset as expert facilitation of learning is essential for successful interprofessional education. Seven experts participated in a Delphi survey to reach consensus on the capabilities required of interprofessional facilita...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Primary care networks and team effectiveness: the case of a large-scale quality improvement disparity reduction program.
Authors: Spitzer-Shohat S, Goldfracht M, Key C, Hoshen M, Balicer RD, Shadmi E Abstract Documentation of primary care teams' involvement in disparity reduction efforts exists, yet little is known about how teams interact or perceive their effectiveness. We investigated how the social network and structural ties among primary-care-clinic team members relate to their perceived team effectiveness (TE), in a large-scale disparity reduction intervention in Israel's largest insurer and provider of services. A mixed-method design of Social Network Analysis and qualitative data collection was employed. 108 interviews with ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of a primary care interprofessional education intervention to support people with dementia.
Authors: Jennings A, McLoughlin K, Boyle S, Thackeray K, Quinn A, O'Sullivan T, Foley T Abstract International policy documents emphasize the need to develop interprofessional education (IPE) to support collaborative dementia care in the community. The aim of this short report is to describe the development and pilot evaluation of an interprofessional dementia education workshop for primary care healthcare professionals. A three-hour workshop was iteratively developed through consultation with an expert reference group and people with dementia. The workshop was piloted with three separate primary care teams. A tota...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Multi-sector perspectives on learning for interprofessional practice: lessons for higher education and organisational culture.
Authors: Lewitt MS, Cross B, Sheward L, Beirne P Abstract In order to build the evidence base for interprofessional education and practice, it is important to establish how the concepts and theories are understood by higher education providers, policy-makers, managers, and practitioners. Using an interdisciplinary research approach, and facilitated by the use of visual images, we undertook a discourse analysis of interviews and discussions around definitions, competencies, and cultures of learning for interprofessional practice in the context of child health and social care in Scotland. Challenges to interprofessio...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Through the resident lens: examining knowledge and attitudes about midwifery among physician trainees.
Authors: Lefebvre K, Wild J, Stoll K, Vedam S Abstract Interprofessional collaboration optimizes maternal-newborn outcomes and satisfaction with care. Since 2002, midwives have provided an increasing proportion of maternity care in British Columbia (BC). Midwives often collaborate with and/or refer to physicians; but no study to date has explored Canadian medical trainees' exposure to, knowledge of, and attitudes towards midwifery practice. We designed an online cross-sectional questionnaire that included a scale to measure attitudes towards midwifery (13 items) and residents' knowledge of midwifery (94 items acros...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Identifying intangible assets in interprofessional healthcare organizations: feasibility of an asset inventory.
Authors: Rider EA, Comeau M, Truog RD, Boyer K, Meyer EC Abstract Healthcare systems increasingly use business models that focus on tangible assets such as finances and facilities. Yet intangible assets, such as values, relationships and human capital, remain critical for understanding the worth of interprofessional healthcare education and collaboration. We implemented a novel interprofessional collaborative pilot exercise to explore the feasibility and usefulness of an Asset Inventory-using KJ methodology and an appreciative inquiry perspective-to identify and better understand intangible assets and their value i...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional collaboration in mental health settings: a social network analysis.
Authors: Pomare C, Long JC, Ellis LA, Churruca K, Braithwaite J Abstract This paper provides the first assessment of patterns of interprofessional collaboration in headspace centres - Australia's youth mental health service - to determine if agencies established to integrate care, deliver collaboration across professional boundaries. The staff of two headspace centres were surveyed to identify with whom they collaborated during routine work, and when faced with uncertain situations. Social network analysis was used to assess interprofessional collaboration within each center and across varying situations. Interprof...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Examining the effects of an obstetrics interprofessional programme on reductions to reportable events and their related costs.
Authors: Geary M, Ruiter PJA, Yasseen AS Abstract There are many ways to account for the return on investment (ROI) in healthcare: improved communication, teamwork, culture, patient satisfaction, staff satisfaction, and clinical outcomes are but a few. Some of these are easier to quantify and associate to an intervention than others. What if the outcomes listed were not just independent results, but beget one another? In 2001, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada created the Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MOREOB) programme, to improve healthcare culture and patient outcomes in obstetric...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional pharmacotherapy workshop: intervention to improve health professionals' and students' attitudes towards collaboration between physicians and pharmacists.
This study indicates that interprofessional pharmacotherapy workshops could significantly improve attitudes toward collaboration between physicians and pharmacists for both students and practicing professionals. PMID: 30403903 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 8, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Team-based care: an expanded medical assistant role - enhanced rooming and visit assistance.
Authors: Harper PG, Van Riper K, Ramer T, Slattengren A, Adam P, Smithson A, Wicks C, Martin C, Wootten M, Carlson S, Miller E, Fallert C Abstract Primary care practices face significant challenges as they pursue the Quadruple Aim. Redistributing care across the interprofessional primary care team by expanding the role of the medical assistant (MA) is a potential strategy to address these challenges. Two sequential, linked processes to expand the role of the MA, called Enhanced Rooming and Visit Assistance, were implemented in four family medicine residency clinics in Minnesota. In Enhanced Rooming, MAs addressed p...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Early outcomes from a national Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Team Development Program.
Authors: Woodard N, Abu-Rish Blakeney E, Brashers V, Dyer C, Hall LW, Owen JA, Ottis E, Odegard P, Haizlip J, Liner D, Moore A, Zierler BK Abstract The imperative need to train health professions faculty (educators and clinicians) to lead interprofessional education efforts and promote interprofessional team-based care is widely recognized. This need stems from a growing body of research that suggests collaboration improves patient safety and health outcomes. This short report provides an overview of a Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Team Development Program (T3 Program) that equips faculty leaders with the ski...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education and practice guide: interprofessional team writing to promote dissemination of interprofessional education scholarship and products.
Authors: Vogel MT, Abu-Rish Blakeney E, Willgerodt MA, Odegard PS, Johnson EL, Shrader S, Liner D, Dyer CA, Hall LW, Zierler B Abstract Collaborations to develop, implement, evaluate, replicate, and write about interprofessional education (IPE) activities within and across institutions are wonderful opportunities to experience teamwork, team communication, ethics and values, and the roles and responsibilities of interprofessional team writing. Just as effective communication in interprofessional team-based care is essential for providing safe, high-quality health care, similar communication strategies are necessary...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Short duration clinically-based interprofessional shadowing and patient review activities may have a role in preparing health professional students to practice collaboratively: a systematic literature review.
Authors: Brack P, Shields N Abstract Interprofessional education is important to help prepare and develop a health professional workforce that practices collaboratively. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the benefits of participation in short duration clinically-based interprofessional activities for health care professional students. Eight electronic databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, PUBMED, EMBASE, PsychINFO, PEDRO, ERIC, OT Seeker) were searched from inception to June 2017. Full-text English-language studies reporting outcomes of short duration clinically-based interprofessional activities involving hea...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Examining perceptions from in situ simulation-based training on interprofessional collaboration during crisis event management in post-anesthesia care.
In conclusion, ISS-based training had a slight impact on self-assessed IPC and communication during crisis event management in the PACU. The use of ISS should be promoted among critical care teams to enhance IPC and contribute to patient safety. PMID: 30395755 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 7, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Debating evidence-based health policy in an interprofessional classroom: an exploratory study.
Authors: Godinho MA, Murthy S, Ali Mohammed C Abstract Model United Nations (MUN) debates enable students to engage in policy debate in simulated UN councils, and are regularly held in schools and colleges, globally. In developing countries where leadership and teamwork in 'evidence-based policy and practice' is needed to overcome health inequities and strengthen health systems, few curricula teach these skills using simulation-based, participatory learning approaches. Do MUN debates have something to offer for health professions education in low-resource settings? Since MUN debates are novel in health profession e...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Hierarchies in interprofessional training.
This article analyzes qualitative data from a four-day interprofessional training for family medicine residents, pharmacy students, nurse practitioner students, and counseling psychology students. Data was collected through journals, participant observation, and focus groups. Findings from this study demonstrate three key themes related to hierarchy: (1) tension regarding the idea that the physician is the team leader or "quarterback," (2) experiences of marginalization by team members while working in interprofessional teams, and (3) the tendency for issues regarding hierarchy to go unresolved. Additionally, aut...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Physiotherapy supervision of home trainers in interprofessional reablement teams.
Authors: Eliassen M, Henriksen NO, Moe S Abstract Physiotherapists (PTs) in reablement are responsible for the supervision of support personnel, referred to as home trainers (HTs), who carry out training and initiatives. There is a lack of knowledge about the significance of physiotherapy supervision in reablement. The aim of this study was to explore the content of PTs' supervision of HTs in reablement teams. We conducted fieldwork in seven reablement teams in Norwegian municipalities. The methods included observations of practice and individual in-depth interviews with PTs and HTs. We analysed data thematically t...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Influence of interactional structure on patient's participation during interprofessional discharge planning meetings in rehabilitation centers.
Authors: Schoeb V, Staffoni L, Keel S Abstract Interprofessional practice has become increasingly important. In addition, patients are expected to participate more actively in health-care decisions. While comprehensive discharge planning has been shown to be effective, it is unclear how interactional structure influences patients' participation during discharge planning meetings. The aims of this qualitative study were to examine the interactional structure of interprofessional meetings in two rehabilitation clinics and to identify patients' types of communicative involvement (patient participation) during discharg...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Improving role identity by shadowing interprofessional team members in a clinical setting: an innovative clinical education course.
Authors: von der Lancken S, Gunn E Abstract Incorporating Interprofessional Education (IPE) into the training of health care professionals has become an important component of nursing education. Students are expected to graduate with skills necessary for integrated care delivery to improve quality and safety. In an effort to formally expose nursing students to the roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team, a clinical course was developed within a school of nursing which included a significant interprofessional shadowing component. The course includes a total of 168 clinical hours. Shadowing make...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Escaping the professional silo: an escape room implemented in an interprofessional education curriculum.
This report describes the design and curricular implementation of an interprofessional escape room, an innovative way to promote communication and positive team dynamics among students. In this interactive, serious game, teams of approximately eight interprofessional participants were provided with a fictitious patient case in a simulated hospital environment. Within a 45-minute time limit, students needed to use objects in the room to solve a series of puzzles to successfully complete the room by addressing all the patient's needs. A facilitated debrief following the activity allowed participants to reflect on their commu...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Consumer preferences regarding physiotherapy practitioners and nurse practitioners in emergency departments - a qualitative investigation.
In conclusion, these results can be used by health-care administrators and clinicians to inform workforce reform in EDs, helping to ensure that consumers' opinions and preferences are acknowledged and appropriately addressed. PMID: 30362850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

What do doctors mean when they talk about teamwork? possible implications for interprofessional care.
In this study, we examine doctors' conceptualizations of teamwork. We also investigate what doctors think is important in order to achieve good teamwork, and how the empirical findings relate to theory. Finally, we discuss the methodological implications for future studies. The research design was explorative. The main data consisted of semi-structured interviews with twenty clinically active doctors, analyzed with conventional content analysis. Additional data sources included field observations and interviews with management staff. There was large variation in the doctors' conceptualizations of teamwork. The only charact...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 28, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research