Roles, processes, and outcomes of interprofessional shared decision-making in a neonatal intensive care unit: A qualitative study.
Authors: Dunn SI, Cragg B, Graham ID, Medves J, Gaboury I Abstract Shared decision-making provides an opportunity for the knowledge and skills of care providers to synergistically influence patient care. Little is known about interprofessional shared decision-making processes in critical care settings. The aim of this study was to explore interprofessional team members' perspectives about the nature of interprofessional shared decision-making in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to determine if there are any differences in perspectives across professional groups. An exploratory qualitative approach was used...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 25, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Graduate speech-language pathology students' initial self-perceptions of skills critical for interprofessional practice.
Authors: Karasinski C, Schmedding-Bartley JL Abstract Interprofessional collaborative practice is critical for quality service delivery. Given the limited research on speech-language pathology (SLP) students' interprofessional knowledge and skills, this investigation assessed graduate SLP students' self-perceived interprofessional competence and their perceptions of roles of other professionals. Fifty-eight SLP students completed two validated surveys at the beginning of the first or second semester of graduate school. Collectively, the students rated themselves positively on communication, teamwork, attitudes towa...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An interprofessional collaborative practice approach to transform heart failure care: An overview.
Authors: Zierler BK, Abu-Rish Blakeney E, O'Brien KD, Teams IHF Abstract Interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) approaches to health care are increasingly recognized as necessary to achieve the Triple Aim-improved health of the population, improved patient care experience, and improved affordability of care. This paper introduces and provides an overview of an interprofessional intervention to improve a healthcare team, healthcare system, and patient outcomes for hospitalized patients with heart failure. In this paper, we describe the overall project resulting from a workforce training grant and the propos...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Quantitative methods in interprofessional education research: some critical reflections and ideas to improving rigor.
Authors: Kerry MJ, Huber M PMID: 29333907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The long-term impact of undergraduate interprofessional education on graduate interprofessional practice: A scoping review.
Authors: McNaughton S Abstract Several recent high-quality systematic reviews have identified the importance of measuring outcomes in evaluating the effectiveness of interprofessional education (IPE) in healthcare, but also the process- and context-dependent nature of these outcomes. This paper presents a scoping review, the objectives of which were to evaluate the evidence for the long-term impact of undergraduate IPE on graduate interprofessional practice (IPP) and to identify areas for further research in the specific context of practice-based IPE. An initial search identified 596 potentially relevant titles pub...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education and collaboration: A simulation-based learning experience focused on common and complementary skills in an acute care environment.
Authors: Cunningham S, Foote L, Sowder M, Cunningham C Abstract The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore from the participant's perspective the influence of an interprofessional simulation-based learning experience on understanding the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals in the acute care setting, interprofessional collaboration, and communication. Participating students from two professional programs completed the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) prior to and following the simulation experience to explore the influence of the simulation experience on students'...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Navigating Interprofessional Spaces: Experiences of Clients Living with Parkinson's Disease, Students and Clinical Educators.
Authors: Friary P, Tolich J, Morgan J, Stewart J, Gaeta H, Flood B, McNaughton S Abstract When students in interprofessional education and practice programmes partner with clients living with a long-term condition, the potential for a better client and educational experience is enhanced when the focus is on client self-management and empowerment. This paper reports the findings from a phenomenological study into the experiences of five clients, six speech language therapy students, eight physiotherapy students, and two clinical educators participating in a university clinic-based interprofessional programme for cli...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Examining student perceptions of an inter-institutional interprofessional stroke simulation activity.
Authors: Pinto C, Possanza A, Karpa K Abstract Integration of interprofessional educational (IPE) activities into health professions' curricula aims to promote collaborative practice with a goal of improving patient care. An interprofessional stroke simulation involving standardised patients was organised for IPE student learners from a number of different health professions programmes based across several different institutions. In this article, we describe the development of an inter-institutional IPE activity and examine the outcomes of this activity on student interprofessional growth. Using a pre-post-study de...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Impact of the first interprofessional education undergraduate program in Spain.
Authors: González-Pascual JL, Icaran E, Saiz-Navarro EM, Esteban-Gonzalo L, Cardenete-Reyes C, Beunza JJ Abstract In 2015, the Universidad Europea de Madrid started the first interprofessional education program in Spain. Nursing students undergo different interprofessional education activities in all four academic years, covering various aspects of the following competencies: interprofessional communication, role clarification (definition, interaction and defense), and authority models and decision making. In second year, they integrate these activities with students from psychology, pharmacy and medicine. W...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Service failures and challenges in responding to people bereaved through drugs and alcohol: An interprofessional analysis.
This article reports findings from the first two stages of a three-stage qualitative study which considered the role of services, including public, private and charitable organisations, in responding to the needs of adults bereaved following the drug and/or alcohol-related death of someone close. The study, the first of its kind to explore the landscape and role of services in substance use deaths, was conducted over two sites: south west England and Scotland. In stage 1 of the research, adopting both convenience and purposive sampling, data were collected via semi-structured interviews on experiences and support needs of ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Preparing healthcare students who participate in interprofessional education for interprofessional collaboration: A constructivist grounded theory study protocol.
This article presents a qualitative research protocol to explore and understand the interprofessional collaboration (IPC) preparation process implemented by clinical tutors and students of different professions involved in interprofessional education (IPE). Many studies have shown that IPE initiatives improve students' understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other professionals. This improves students' attitudes towards other professions, facilitating mutual respect, and IPC. However, there is limited information about how students are prepared to work collaboratively within interprofessional teams. This is a co...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Professionals learning together with patients: An exploratory study of a collaborative learning Fellowship programme for healthcare improvement.
Authors: Myron R, French C, Sullivan P, Sathyamoorthy G, Barlow J, Pomeroy L Abstract Improving the quality of healthcare involves collaboration between many different stakeholders. Collaborative learning theory suggests that teaching different professional groups alongside each other may enable them to develop skills in how to collaborate effectively, but there is little literature on how this works in practice. Further, though it is recognised that patients play a fundamental role in quality improvement, there are few examples of where they learn together with professionals. To contribute to addressing this gap, ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 16, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Examining the nature of interprofessional practice: An initial framework validation and creation of the InterProfessional Activity Classification Tool (InterPACT).
Authors: Xyrichis A, Reeves S, Zwarenstein M Abstract The practice of, and research on interprofessional working in healthcare, commonly referred to as teamwork, has been growing rapidly. This has attracted international policy support flowing from the growing belief that patient safety and quality of care can only be achieved through the collective effort of the multiple professionals caring for a given patient. Despite the increasing policy support, the evidence for effectiveness lags behind: while there are supporting analytic epidemiological studies, few reliable intervention studies have been published and so ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Perceived factors influencing hospital-based primary care clinic referrals to community health medical nutrition therapy: An exploratory study.
This study explored beliefs, attitudes, and practices of medical and administrative professionals in primary care clinics encountering patients who are potential candidates for ongoing nutrition education or counselling. Five focus groups with primary care providers and clinical staff (n = 24) were conducted to identify perceived intra-organisational factors influencing initiation of community health medical nutrition therapy (MNT) referrals. Lack of clarity regarding community health dieticians' role in chronic disease management was the primary finding for the absence of MNT referrals. Insurance-imposed constra...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Factors influencing secondary care pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers' clinical reasoning: An interprofessional analysis.
This study, the first of its kind, explores what factors influence pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers during the process of clinical reasoning. A think-aloud methodology immediately followed by a semi-structured interview was conducted with 11 active nurse and 10 pharmacist independent prescribers working in secondary care. Each participant was presented with validated clinical vignettes for the think-aloud stage. Participants chose the clinical therapeutic areas for the vignettes, based on their self-perceived competencies. Data were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and a constant-comparative approach was u...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 2, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Development of an interprofessional lean facilitator assessment scale.
This article describes the development and pilot evaluation of such a tool; the Interprofessional Lean Facilitator Assessment Scale (ILFAS), which measures both technical and 'soft' skills, which have not been measured in other instruments. The ILFAS was developed using methodologies and principles from Lean/Shingo, IPCP, metacognition research and Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains. A panel of experts confirmed the initial face validity of the instrument. Researchers independently assessed five facilitators, during six Lean sessions. Analysis included quantitative evaluation of rater agreement. Overall inter-rater agree...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 2, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A longitudinal interprofessional simulation curriculum for critical care teams: Exploring successes and challenges.
This study suggests that a sustainable interprofessional curriculum for workplace ICU critical care teams can achieve the desired educational impact and effectively deliver authentic simulated work experiences if barriers to educational engagement and participation can be overcome. PMID: 29172761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Teaching interprofessional teamwork skills to health professional students: A scoping review.
Authors: Fox L, Onders R, Hermansen-Kobulnicky CJ, Nguyen TN, Myran L, Linn B, Hornecker J Abstract An expanding body of literature is examining interprofessional teamwork and its effect in healthcare. To produce capable healthcare professionals prepared to participate in interprofessional roles, teamwork training must begin early in health professional students' training. The focus of this scoping review was to explore interprofessional education (IPE) studies designed to teach and/or assess interprofessional teamwork skills to students from two or more different health professions, to find and describe effective ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Individual versus interprofessional team performance in formulating care transition plans: A randomised study of trainees from five professional groups.
Authors: Farrell TW, Supiano KP, Wong B, Luptak MK, Luther B, Andersen TC, Wilson R, Wilby F, Yang R, Pepper GA, Brunker CP Abstract Health professions trainees' performance in teams is rarely evaluated, but increasingly important as the healthcare delivery systems in which they will practice move towards team-based care. Effective management of care transitions is an important aspect of interprofessional teamwork. This mixed-methods study used a crossover design to randomise health professions trainees to work as individuals and as teams to formulate written care transition plans. Experienced external raters asses...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Assessing quality of care through client satisfaction at an interprofessional student-run free clinic.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the delivery of healthcare services through a client satisfaction questionnaire at the University of California, Los Angeles Mobile Clinic Project (UCLA MCP). From 2012 to 2015, 194 questionnaires that addressed demographic information, satisfaction with services and client outcomes were analysed. Satisfaction scores were evaluated on a four-point scale and differences in the composite satisfaction scores were assessed using Mann-Whitney U-tests. Half (50%) of the client respondents report that UCLA MCP is their primary source of health care (MCP primary care clients), while 81.3...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional teamwork in comprehensive primary healthcare services: Findings from a mixed methods study.
This article draws on data from a 5-year project that examined the effectiveness of Comprehensive primary healthcare (CPHC) in local communities. A hallmark of CPHC services is interprofessional teamwork. Drawing from this study, our article presents factors that enabled, or hindered, healthcare teams working interprofessionally in Australian primary healthcare (PHC) services. The article reports on the experiences of teams working in six Australian PHC services (four managed by state governments, one non-government sexual health organisation, and one Aboriginal community-controlled health service) during a time of signifi...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The use of virtual communities of practice to improve interprofessional collaboration and education: findings from an integrated review.
Authors: McLoughlin C, Patel KD, O'Callaghan T, Reeves S Abstract The recent growth in online technology has led to a rapid increase in the sharing of health related information globally. Health and social care professionals are now using a wide range of virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) for learning, support, continuing professional education, knowledge management and information sharing. In this article, we report the findings from a review of the literature that explored the use of VCoPs by health and social care professionals to determine their potential for interprofessional education and collaboration. ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Health science students' attitudes towards healthcare teams: A comparison between two universities.
This study analysed the differences in attitudes towards healthcare teams between health science students at Gunma University, Japan, which implements a comprehensive interprofessional education (IPE) programme, and Kanazawa University, a similar national university. Study populations were first- and third-year students at the Gunma University School of Health Sciences and the Kanazawa University School of Health Sciences. The present study was performed just after the IPE and multi-professional education subjects at Gunma University in the first term of the 2012 academic year. The first-year students were different cohort...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Examining the implementation of collaborative competencies in a critical care setting: Key challenges for enacting competency-based education.
This study aimed to extend our empirically based understanding of the significance of interprofessional competencies to actual clinical practice in an ICU. An ethnographic approach was employed to obtain an in-depth insight into healthcare providers' perspectives, behaviours, and interactions of interprofessional collaboration in a medical surgical ICU in a community teaching hospital in Canada. Approximately 160 hours of observations were undertaken and 24 semi-structured interviews with healthcare workers were conducted over a period of 6 months. Data were analysed using a directed content approach where two na...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Translation and cultural adaptation of the Japanese version of the interprofessional facilitation scale.
Authors: Haruta J, Breugelmans R, Nishigori H Abstract Effective interaction in interprofessional collaboration requires skills in interprofessional facilitation. The need for interprofessional learning and practice in Japan is highlighted by Japan's status as one of the most rapidly aging societies because good care for elderly people with complex needs requires effective collaboration between different professional groups. The development of interprofessional facilitation skills (including management of the additional complexities) among learners or professionals enhances interprofessional learning and consensus ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional collaboration: An exploration of possible prerequisites for successful implementation.
This article presents a theory-based stakeholder evaluation of the implementation of an intervention aiming to implement the concept of IPC in a Danish regional hospital from 2012 to 2015. Involving five departments and eight professions, the intervention aimed at developing coherent practices across health professions by optimising patient pathways with the establishment of interprofessional teams as a core element. The evaluation assessed the professionals' views of the intervention. Data were collected through focus group interviews and document analysis. We found that a strengthened focus on patient pathways, well-trai...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Teamwork, collaboration, coordination, and networking: Why we need to distinguish between different types of interprofessional practice.
Authors: Reeves S, Xyrichis A, Zwarenstein M PMID: 29131697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Impact of team composition on student perceptions of interprofessional teamwork: A 6-year cohort study.
Authors: Lairamore C, Morris D, Schichtl R, George-Paschal L, Martens H, Maragakis A, Garnica M, Jones B, Grantham M, Bruenger A Abstract Interprofessional education (IPE) provides students with opportunities to learn about the roles and responsibilities of other professions and develop communication and teamwork skills. As different health professions have recognised the importance of IPE, the number of disciplines participating in IPE events is increasing. Consequently, it is important to examine the effect group structure has on the learning environment and student knowledge acquisition during IPE events. The pu...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional ethics education seminar for undergraduate health science students: A pilot study.
Authors: Cino K, Austin R, Casa C, Nebocat C, Spencer A Abstract To prepare for the modern collaborative healthcare system, health science academia is charged with educating future professionals to be competent members of the interprofessional team. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess self-efficacy for interprofessional education (IPE) in medical laboratory technology, dental hygiene, and nursing students before and after an IPE session. The specific topic of ethics was the focus of the session. The interprofessional seminar was designed to compare the codes of ethics from each programme through discussio...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 11, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Integration of systematic clinical interprofessional training in a student-faculty collaborative primary care practice.
Authors: Weinstein AR, Dolce MC, Koster M, Parikh R, Hamlyn E, A McNamara E, Carlson A, DiVall MV Abstract The changing healthcare environment and movement toward team-based care are contemporary challenges confronting health professional education. The primary care workforce must be prepared with recent national interprofessional competencies to practice and lead in this changing environment. From 2012 to 2014, the weekly Beth Israel Deaconess Crimson Care Collaborative Student-Faculty Practice collaborated with Northeastern University to develop, implement and evaluate an innovative model that incorporated interp...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Improving outcomes in adults with diabetes through an interprofessional collaborative practice program.
This study used a sequential mixed methods design. Tools used for collecting data from staff and students included demographic forms, the Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS), the Entry-level Interprofessional Questionnaire, the Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool, and pre/post module knowledge tests completed at baseline and at one-year post implementation. Patient clinical indicators included HgbA1c, glucose, lipid panel laboratory assessments, body mass index, blood pressure, and documentation of annual dental, foot, and eye examinations. Practice efficiency was measured by the average number of patien...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A multiple-group measurement scale for interprofessional collaboration: Adaptation and validation into Italian and German languages.
In conclusion, the validation of the German and Italian IPC scale has provided an instrument of acceptable reliability and validity for the assessment of IPC involving physicians and nurses. PMID: 29116868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Family physicians' perspectives on interprofessional teamwork: Findings from a qualitative study.
Authors: Szafran O, Torti JMI, Kennett SL, Bell NR Abstract The aim of this study was to describe family physicians' perspectives of their role in the primary care team and factors that facilitate and hinder teamwork. A qualitative study was conducted employing individual interviews with 19 academic/community-based family physicians who were part of interprofessional primary care teams in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Professional responsibilities and roles of physicians within the team and the facilitators and barriers to teamwork were investigated. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed and analysed for emerging th...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 9, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Respiratory therapy faculty perspectives on interprofessional education: Findings from a cross-sectional online survey.
Authors: Vernon MM, Moore N, Mazzoli A, De Leo G Abstract Interprofessional education (IPE) improves collaboration and patient care through joint education between health professions. Respiratory therapy (RT) has not been previously evaluated as participants in IPE. A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to evaluate the opportunities and barriers towards IPE of 874 respiratory therapy faculty with both quantitative measures and open-ended questions. Responses (n = 187) to open-ended questions about the opportunities and barriers to IPE inclusion included only one significant difference between As...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 4, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Working with children with autism: an interprofessional simulation-based tutorial for speech pathology and occupational therapy students.
Authors: Lewis A, Rudd CJ, Mills B Abstract There is an increasing need to include interprofessional experiences in undergraduate health education. Simulation is one methodology revered as being able to facilitate interprofessional learning opportunities in a safe, structured environment. This project aimed to develop, trial and evaluate an interprofessional simulation role-play tutorial utilising DVD resources. In total, 70 speech pathology students and 76 occupational therapy students participated in a role-play involving DVD footage and documentation to facilitate assessment planning and analysis of assessment d...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 2, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exploring healthcare professionals' perceptions of the anesthesia assistant role and its impact on patients and interprofessional collaboration.
Authors: Lam P, Lopez Filici A, Middleton C, McGillicuddy P Abstract To practice interprofessional collaboration (IPC), understanding the roles of each profession in the team is key. Anesthesia assistants (AAs) are a relatively new addition to the Canadian healthcare system. As a result, its role in the delivery of anesthesia care can be misunderstood by other healthcare professionals. Using an exploratory multiple case study design, this article explores healthcare professionals' perceptions of the AA role and its impact on patients and IPC. Sixteen semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with a purpos...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Investigating the nature of interprofessional collaboration in primary care across the Western Health Region of Bras ília, Brazil: A study protocol.
Investigating the nature of interprofessional collaboration in primary care across the Western Health Region of Brasília, Brazil: A study protocol. J Interprof Care. 2017 Oct 30;:1-3 Authors: Pinho D, Parreira C, Queiroz E, Abbad G, Reeves S Abstract Primary care can provide a supportive context for the development of interprofessional collaborative practice owing to its nature and dynamics. In Brazil, a number of practice changes have already occurred to primary care, notably the implementation of the Family Health Strategy which promoted interprofessional collaboration (IPC). In Brasilia, a ne...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional practice in different patient care settings: A qualitative exploration.
Authors: DiazGranados D, Dow AW, Appelbaum N, Mazmanian PE, Retchin SM Abstract Increasing interprofessional practice is seen as a path to improved quality, decreased cost, and enhanced patient experience. However, little is known about how context shapes interprofessional work and how interventions should be crafted to account for a specific setting of interprofessional practice. To better understand, how the work of interprofessional practice differs across patient care settings we sought to understand the social processes found in varying work contexts to better understand how care is provided. A case study desi...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

'More effort and more time.' Considerations in the establishment of interprofessional education programs in the workplace.
Authors: Kent F, Nankervis K, Johnson C, Hodgkinson M, Baulch J, Haines T Abstract The argument for integrating interprofessional education (IPE) activities into the workplace has been made concurrently with the call for collaborative clinical practice. An exploratory case study investigation of existing activities in a large metropolitan health care network was undertaken to inform the development of future IPE initiatives. Purposive sampling invited clinicians involved in the design or delivery of workplace IPE activities to participate in a semi-structured interview to discuss their existing programs and the opp...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Healthcare provider perceptions of the role of interprofessional care in access to and outcomes of primary care in an underserved area.
Authors: Wan S, Teichman PG, Latif D, Boyd J, Gupta R Abstract To meet the needs of an aging population who often have multiple chronic conditions, interprofessional care is increasingly adopted by patient-centred medical homes and Accountable Care Organisations to improve patient care coordination and decrease costs in the United States, especially in underserved areas with primary care workforce shortages. In this cross-sectional survey across multiple clinical settings in an underserved area, healthcare providers perceived overall outcomes associated with interprofessional care teams as positive. This included h...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Perceptions of experiences with interprofessional collaboration in public health nursing: A qualitative analysis.
Authors: Dahl BM, Crawford P Abstract In public health nursing interprofessional collaboration has become a goal, however, there is little clarity on the distribution of responsibility or approach to cooperation between the professional groups. The aim of the study was to explore public health nurses' perceptions of their experiences related to interprofessional collaboration. A qualitative content analysis was carried out. An interview study with a purposeful sample of 23 Norwegian public health nurses (PHNs) was conducted. Data were analysed using semi-structured interviews to identify categories and themes of PH...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A protocol for interagency collaboration and family participation: Practitioners' perspectives on the Client Network Consultation.
Authors: Van Dongen T, Sabbe B, Glazemakers I Abstract Interagency collaboration has many advantages, but seems hard to realise in practice. In Belgium, the need for collaboration between the practitioners in the field of child welfare and child psychiatry, especially for children and adolescents with complex health care needs, was identified. Children with complex health care needs require coordinated care and collaboration between the different sectors in child mental health care (child welfare, child psychiatry, disability care). The authors have developed a standardised protocol based on the wraparound principl...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Prospective health students' perceptions of the pharmacist role in the interprofessional team.
Authors: Hickey EL, Dumke EK, Ballentine RL, Brown BL Abstract Negative perceptions or underdeveloped understanding of healthcare team member roles can impact the functionality of the team and stunt innovations in interprofessional practice and education. Therefore, the intent of this study was to explore the perception of pharmacists' role on the healthcare team by future team members: prospective health professional students. The study utilised a survey to examine these perceptions in prospective health professional students (n = 34) nearing the application process to health professional school. A codin...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Swedish version of the Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale.
Authors: Williams B, Lynch M, Olaussen A, Lachmann H, Kalén S, Ponzer S Abstract Interprofessional education (IPE) is widely accepted worldwide, as a key part of training for health professionals and critical to an effective, patient-centred healthcare system. Several tools have been developed to evaluate IPE programmes and interventions globally. Many of the widely-used tools have been successfully adapted to suit specific cohorts and different languages; the Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS), however, has not yet been translated and validated for use in Sweden. The aim of this study was t...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Medical student perceptions of an initial collaborative immersion experience.
We describe the development and early outcomes of the initial clinical experience (ICE), a longitudinal practice-based course for first-year medical students. While IPE courses focus on student-to-student interaction, ICE focuses on introducing students to interprofessional collaboration. Students attend 14 sessions at one of 18 different clinical sites. They work directly with different health professionals from among 17 possible professions, including nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and respiratory, occupational, and physical therapists. Between 2015 and 2016, 167 students completed the course, and 81 completed the ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exploring undergraduate students' attitudes towards interprofessional learning, motivation-to-learn, and perceived impact of learning conflict resolution skills.
This study examined transference of conflict resolution skills, motivation-to-learn, and attitudes to IPL of medical (n = 52) and nursing (n = 74) undergraduate students who undertook an IPL conflict resolution program. Results indicated that motivation-to-learn, attitudes to IPL, and transfer of conflict resolution skills were significantly related to each other, even when controlling for other variables, such as age and gender. When comparing the two groups, undergraduate nursing students were found to have statistically higher motivation-to-learn and transference of conflict resolution skills, and re...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Developing standards for an integrated approach to workplace facilitation for interprofessional teams in health and social care contexts: a Delphi study.
This study aimed to identify key elements constitute standards for an integrated approach to facilitating work-based learning, development, improvement, inquiry, knowledge translation, and innovation in health and social care contexts using a three rounds Delphi survey of facilitation experts from 10 countries. Consensus about priority elements was determined in the final round, following an iteration process that involved modifications to validate content. The findings helped to identify key qualities and skills facilitators need to support interprofessional teams to flourish and optimise performance. Further research cou...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An interprofessional objective structured teaching experience (iOSTE): An interprofessional preceptor professional development activity.
Authors: Shrader S, Zaudke J, Jernigan S Abstract There has been a recent shift to develop and implement interprofessional education for learners during their "clinical" years. With this shift comes a specific need to develop preceptors in the area of interprofessional precepting. The interprofessional objective structured teaching experience (iOSTE) is one method for developing preceptors. The iOSTE was developed from experience with an interprofessional teaching clinic. Full and short versions of the iOSTE were implemented across multiple universities. The iOSTE gives preceptors an opportunity to gain e...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Impact of a novel interprofessional dental and pharmacy student tobacco cessation education programme on dental patient outcomes.
Authors: Myers Virtue S, Rotz ME, Boyd M, Lykon JL, Waldron EM, Theodorou J Abstract The dental setting presents a unique opportunity to assist patients with tobacco cessation. Many dental providers do not feel prepared to provide tobacco cessation, particularly with regard to education on pharmacological treatments. An interprofessional practice experience with dental and pharmacy students provides a novel approach to tobacco cessation in the dental setting, but it is not known whether such methods affect patient outcomes. The goal of the study was to examine the impact of a novel dental and pharmacy student tobac...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Perceived relevance mediates the relationship between professional identity and attitudes towards interprofessional education in first-year university students.
Authors: Roberts LD, Davis MC, Radley-Crabb HG, Broughton M Abstract The strength of health science students' identification with their chosen profession is associated with their attitudes towards interprofessional education (IPE). However, little is known about the factors that might mediate this relationship. In this article, we examine the relationships between professional identification, communication and teamwork skills, perceived relevance of IPE, and positive and negative attitudes towards IPE. A sample of 444 first-year university students from 25 health science professions enrolled in a first-year interpr...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research