Filipino therapists' experiences and attitudes of interprofessional education and collaboration: A cross-sectional survey.
This study aimed to: (1) describe the perceived extent of interprofessional education (IPE) experience among Filipino occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), and speech-language-pathologists (SLPs); (2) identify their attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration (IPC); and (3) compare their attitudes towards IPC according to: prior IPE experience, classification of IPE experience, profession, years of practice, and practice setting. Using a cross-sectional survey design, a two-part questionnaire was sent to Filipino OTs, PTs, and SLPs working in the Philippines via an online survey application. The f...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 20, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Health science center faculty attitudes towards interprofessional education and teamwork.
Authors: Gary JC, Gosselin K, Bentley R Abstract The attitudes of faculty towards interprofessional education (IPE) and teamwork impact the education of health professions education (HPE) students. This paper reports on a study evaluating attitudes from health professions educators towards IPE and teamwork at one academic health science center (HSC) where modest IPE initiatives have commenced. Drawing from the results of a previous investigation, this study was conducted to examine current attitudes of the faculty responsible for the training of future healthcare professionals. Survey data were collected to evaluat...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 13, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Examining participant perceptions of an interprofessional simulation-based trauma team training for medical and nursing students.
In conclusion, we found that an interprofessional simulation-based emergency team training course with a focus on leadership, communication and teamwork, was feasible to run on a regular basis for large groups of students. The course improved the students' team skills and received a favourable evaluation from both students and faculty. PMID: 28985089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 7, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Construct validation of the English version of Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS): Are Chinese undergraduate students ready for 'shared learning'?
This study examines the psychometric properties of RIPLS involving predominantly Chinese undergraduate healthcare students in Hong Kong. Using within- and between-network approaches to construct validity, we investigated the applicability of English version of RIPLS among 469 predominantly Hong Kong Chinese students who have competence in the English language. These participants were from complementary health professional programmes: biomedical sciences, chinese medicine, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, from two universities in Hong Kong. The within-network test results indicated that RIPLS had good internal consistency r...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A patient-centred team-coaching concept for medical rehabilitation.
Authors: Körner M, Becker S, Dinius J, Müller C, Zimmermann L, Rundel M Abstract Team coaching enhances teamwork and subsequently improves patient-centredness in medical rehabilitation clinics. Even though interprofessional teamwork is regarded as a crucial factor in medical rehabilitation, to date no evaluated team-coaching approaches are available for improving interprofessional teamwork in medical rehabilitation in Germany. Based on a systematic literature search and interviews with staff, managers, and patients of rehabilitation clinics, we developed a team-coaching approach that is standardized in it...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 5, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Third-year pharmacy students propose an interprofessional prediabetes educational programme: PreDiaMe (Prediabetes + Me).
Authors: Chaitin C, Velasquez J, Khanfar NM, Chassange S, Perez Torres R, Loan Pham N, Rodriguez MM, Hale GM Abstract The American Diabetes Association announced in 2012 that 86 million Americans were diagnosed with prediabetes compared to 79 million in 2010. Prediabetes + Me (PreDiaMe) is an innovative educational programme developed by pharmacy students at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, which provides collaborative interprofessional care for patients with prediabetes. A literature review using EBSCOhost, EMBASE, and MEDLINE databases searching the terms education, health services, interprofessi...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - October 5, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Service description and analysis for an interprofessional discharge clinic within a primary care practice.
This study describes the services provided by an interprofessional discharge clinic (IDC) aimed to improve these transitions and the impact on 30-day readmission rate, medication errors, and interventions documented. Data were collected retrospectively using an electronic medical record and analysed using SAS data system. Among 167 discharged patients, 154 patients were seen by a physician only (PO) and 13 patients were seen in the IDC. Thirty-day readmission rates were 26.6% and 7.7% for patients in the PO and IDC groups, respectively (p = 0.19). Seventy patients (45.5%) in the PO group and 11 patients (84.6%) i...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Investigating student perceptions at an interprofessional student-run free clinic serving marginalised populations.
Authors: Hu T, Cox KA, Nyhof-Young J Abstract Many health profession schools have student-run free clinics (SRFCs), but their educational relevance has not been well studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the learning experiences and skills developed among interprofessional healthcare students at an SRFC serving marginalised populations, in order to provide data for ongoing programme improvement and recommendations for other SRFCs based on lessons learned. Under 1:1 supervision with a preceptor, interprofessional students completed three clinical shifts at an SRFC and attended a reflection session. A total ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Collaborative peer review process as an informal interprofessional learning tool: Findings from an exploratory study.
Authors: Kwon JY, Bulk LY, Giannone Z, Liva S, Chakraborty B, Brown H Abstract Despite numerous studies on formal interprofessional education programes, less attention has been focused on informal interprofessional learning opportunities. To provide such an opportunity, a collaborative peer review process (CPRP) was created as part of a peer-reviewed journal. Replacing the traditional peer review process wherein two or more reviewers review the manuscript separately, the CPRP brings together students from different professions to collaboratively review a manuscript. The aim of this study was to assess whether the C...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An evaluation of an interprofessional practice-based learning environment using student reflections.
The objective of this study is to generate key themes from the end of clinic reflections to describe learning outcomes in an interprofessional practice environment. Student teams were asked to reflect on what they learned about patient care and interprofessional practice while volunteering at the clinic. Three hundred eighty reflection statements were assessed using the constant comparative approach with open coding by three researchers who identified and categorised themes by selecting key phrases from reflections. Eight themes emerged from this process which illuminated students' self-perceived development during practic...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Facilitators and barriers to students' learning in an obesity prevention graduate program.
Authors: Do KA, Anderson-Knott M, de Guzman MRT, Boeckner L, Koszewski W Abstract Childhood obesity is a major public health concern with underpinnings at the individual, family, community and societal levels. The Transdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Prevention Graduate Certificate Program (TOP) is an innovative graduate-level certificate program developed to train professionals to understand and address obesity from multiple perspectives using an interprofessional education (IPE) approach. Currently, there is limited knowledge on what promotes or hinders learning in IPE approaches dealing with obesity prevention. T...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 26, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Implementing a collaborative coaching intervention for professionals providing care to children and their families: An exploratory study.
Authors: Tatla SK, Howard D, Antunes Silvestre A, Burnes S, Husson M, Jarus T Abstract The growing complexity of healthcare requires family and interprofessional partnerships to deliver effective care. Interprofessional coaching can enhance family-centred practice and collaboration. The purpose of this study was to explore the acceptability and feasibility of collaborative coaching training to improve family centredness within acute paediatric rehabilitation. Using a participatory action design, service providers (SPs; n = 36) underwent a 6-month coaching programme involving coaching workshops, learning t...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The implementation of multiple interprofessional integrated modules by health sciences faculty in Chile.
Authors: Castillo-Parra S, Oyarzo Torres S, Espinoza Barrios M, Rojas-Serey AM, Maya JD, Sabaj Diez V, Aliaga Castillo V, Castillo Niño M, Romero Romero L, Foster J, Hawes Barrios G Abstract Multiple interprofessional integrated modules (MIIM) 1 and 2 are two required, cross-curricular courses developed by a team of health professions faculty, as well as experts in education, within the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile. MIIM 1 focused on virtual cases requiring team decision-making in real time. MIIM 2 focused on a team-based community project. The evaluation of MIIM included student, teacher, ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A mixed methods study of emotional exhaustion: Energizing and depleting work within an innovative healthcare team.
Authors: Cain CL, Taborda-Whitt C, Frazer M, Schellinger S, White KM, Kaasovic J, Nelson B, Chant A Abstract This mixed methods study documents emotional exhaustion experiences among care team members during the development of an innovative team approach for caring for adults with serious illness. A mixed methods study design was employed to examine depleting work experiences that may produce emotional exhaustion, and energizing aspects of the work that may increase meaningfulness of work, thus reducing emotional exhaustion. The population studied included team members involved in care for adults with serious illne...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Teaching and learning activities to educate nursing students for interprofessional collaboration: A scoping review.
Authors: Murdoch NL, Epp S, Vinek J Abstract To prepare new graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to engage in effective interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in practice, healthcare professional programmes need to ensure their curriculum provides opportunities for interprofessional education (IPE) and IPC. To strengthen IPE within an undergraduate curriculum and meet the professional requirements set out by regulatory bodies to prepare new graduate nurses to achieve IPC competencies, a curriculum initiative was developed to expand IPE across the four years of the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Professional, generational, and gender differences in perception of organisational values among Israeli physicians and nurses: Implications for retention.
This study aimed to examine professional, generational, and gender differences in the perception of the importance of organisational values among nurses and physicians working in both hospitals and outpatient clinics in Israel. Data were collected from a large sample of nurses and physicians (N = 603) from 11 hospitals and community services across Israel. The participants completed a self-administered questionnaire rating the perceived importance of 20 organisational values, such as leadership, risk-taking, competition, power, and collaboration. The five values ranked most important were performance quality, coo...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Effect of hospital simulation tutorials on nursing and pharmacy student perception of interprofessional collaboration: Findings from a pilot study.
We describe the development and implementation of two hospital simulation tutorials between nursing and pharmacy students. Students were required to provide "usual care" to a simulated patient at admission and discharge. A pre-post survey design was used to evaluate changes in Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS) score and student perceived educational value of the tutorials. The tutorials had a positive effect on IEPS scores (p 
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Investigating predictive power of agency and communion for interprofessional learner outcomes: A before-after study.
Authors: Kerry MJ, Heimberg E, Schmutz JB Abstract As interprofessional education (IPE) continues to be instituted, much attention has been paid to training-intervention effectiveness. Less attention has been paid to the selection side of the IPE model; however, efficient delivery is necessary to sustain the development of IPE. This short report investigates the "two big social cognitions" (agency and communion) as individual-difference predictors of attitude change and knowledge acquisition. A 3-week before-after observational design with survey methodology was conducted in a pre-licensure IPE setting (n...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

School nurses' perceptions and experiences with an interprofessional concussion management team in the secondary school setting.
Authors: Welch Bacon CE, Erickson CD, Kay MC, Weber ML, Valovich McLeod TC Abstract Following a concussion, both cognitive and physical rest are imperative aspects of injury management. The inclusion of academic adjustments and the formation of an interprofessional concussion management team (ICMT) provide a mechanism to manage academic issues following a concussion. As one of the sole healthcare providers presents during school hours, the school nurse may offer unique insight regarding the infrastructure of an ICMT in the secondary school setting. The purpose of this study was to explore school nurses' perceptions...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Contributions of team climate in the study of interprofessional collaboration: A conceptual analysis.
This article examines in detail the common ground between team climate and IPC, and assesses the relevance of team climate as a theoretical approach to understanding IPC. There are important potential areas of overlap between team climate and IPC that we have grouped under four headings: (1) interaction and communication between team members; (2) common objectives around which collective work is organised; (3) responsibility for performing work to a high standard; and (4) promoting innovation in working practices. These overlapping areas suggest common characteristics that could provide elements of a framework for consider...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Collaborating with medicine? Perceptions of Australian naturopaths on integrating within the conventional medical system.
This study aims to identify the experiences of integration within a conventional healthcare system as perceived by naturopaths. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted using a purposeful sample of 20 practising naturopaths in South East Queensland, Australia to discuss their experiences and perceptions of integrating with conventional medical providers. Analysis of the interviews revealed five broad challenges for the integration of CAM according to naturopaths: competing paradigms between CAM and conventional medicine; co-option of CAM by conventional medical practitioners; the preservation of separate CAM a...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Physician associates working in secondary care teams in England: Interprofessional implications from a national survey.
This study investigated the deployment of PAs within secondary care teams in England, through the use of a cross-sectional electronic, self-report survey. The findings from 14 questions are presented. Sixty-three PAs working in a range of specialties responded. A variety of work settings were reported, most frequently inpatient wards, with work generally taking place during weekdays. Both direct and non-direct patient care activities were reported, with the type of work undertaken varying at times, depending on the presence or absence of other healthcare professionals. PAs reported working within a variety of secondary car...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Collaborating across the threshold: The development of interprofessional expertise in child safeguarding.
This article reports on an empirical study of the expertise that different professionals develop in working together to safeguard children. The research involved three key professional groups who work with children: nursing, teaching, and social work. The methodology used a clinical scenario and critical incident to explore professional perspectives and experiences of collaboration. Data collection was via semi-structured interviews with a sample of 18 practitioners, composed of pre- and post-qualifying practitioners from each professional group. Data analysis was undertaken through an inductive process, with open coding o...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A study protocol for enriching the interprofessional collaborative competency attainment survey insights.
Authors: Jackson JB Abstract The following short report outlines a proposed study designed to evaluate the Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey and its recommended method of administration. This exploratory study seeks to determine if there is a significant difference between two methods of administration, the recommended and validated retrospective pre-test and post-test, and a traditional pre-test and post-test. If a significant difference does exist, this data will provide a means to determine the effect size of that difference. The comparison will be done using repeated measure ANOVA and...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Implementation of an interprofessional communication and collaboration intervention to improve care capacity for heart failure management in long-term care.
Authors: Boscart VM, Heckman GA, Huson K, Brohman L, Harkness KI, Hirdes J, McKelvie RS, Stolee P Abstract Heart failure affects up to 20% of nursing home residents and is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and transfers to acute care. A major barrier to heart failure management in nursing home settings is limited interprofessional communication. Guideline-based heart failure management programs in nursing homes can reduce hospitalisation rates, though sustainability is limited when interprofessional communication is not addressed. A pilot intervention, 'Enhancing Knowledge and Interprofessional Care for He...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Implementing and evaluating an interprofessional minority health conference for social work and healthcare professionals.
This article offers guidance to faculty in social work and health-related academic units on offering continuing IPE on the topic of minority health. An interprofessional group of faculty offered a day-long conference on minority health, ethics, and social justice. The conference goal was to promote interprofessional communication in a co-learning environment and promote dialogue on social determinants of health and health equity in the state. Data were obtained from surveys and analysis of work plans developed during the conference. Workshop participants were majority White (62%), social workers (79%), and practiced for 14...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 6, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A survey of Canadian interprofessional student-run free clinics.
Authors: Ng E, Hu T Abstract Student-run free clinics (SRFCs) have existed in Canada since 1971, providing interprofessional healthcare to underserved populations. SRFCs are seen as vehicles for socially accountable health professional education. Literature on how Canadian SRFC function is lacking. Web-based surveys were sent to student leaders from Canadian SRFCs regarding their 2014 activities. All six fully-functioning SRFCs responded reporting on the following: services provided, professions involved, governing structure, funding sources, clients seen, types of care sought, students and preceptors involved, as ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

New national curricula guidelines that support the use of interprofessional education in the Brazilian context: An analysis of key documents.
This article presents the findings of a study that examined the NCGs for nursing, dentistry, and medicine courses as juridical foundations for adopting strategies that promote IPE across higher education institutions in Brazil. We employed a comparative and exploratory documentary analysis to understand the role of IPE and collaborative practices in NCGs for the three largest professions in Brazil. Following a thematic analysis of these texts, four key themes emerged: faculty development; competencies for teamwork; curricular structure; and learning metrics. Key findings related to each of these themes are presented and di...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Student experiences of interprofessional simulation: Findings from a qualitative study.
Authors: Costello M, Prelack K, Faller J, Huddleston J, Adly S, Doolin J Abstract Interprofessional simulation provides healthcare profession students an opportunity to collaborate in a team. The purpose of this study was to examine student perspectives of an interprofessional simulation experience within the fields of nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, and social work. An exploratory case study design was employed, using open-ended interview questions post-simulation to generate information about the student's perceptions of the experience. Based on the content analysis of reflection articles submitted by 100 s...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Educational interventions to enhance competencies for interprofessional collaboration among nurse and physician managers: An integrative review.
Authors: Clausen C, Cummins K, Dionne K Abstract Collaborative leadership and management structures are critical to transforming care delivery. Both nurse and physician managers are uniquely positioned to co-lead. However, little is known on how to prepare and support individuals for these co-leader arrangements. The re-design of healthcare professional education focuses on interprofessional collaboration, mutual learning, and a competency-based approach. While competencies for interprofessional collaboration have been delineated, competencies for collaborative management practice have yet to be addressed. An integ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Best practice interprofessional stroke care collaboration and simulation: The student perspective.
Authors: MacKenzie D, Creaser G, Sponagle K, Gubitz G, MacDougall P, Blacquiere D, Miller S, Sarty G Abstract Interprofessional practice (IPP) is the accepted standard of care for clients following a stroke. A brief, embedded and evidence-based IPP team simulation was designed to address stroke care knowledge and IPP competencies for students within limited curriculum space. Each team was required to construct a collaborative care plan for their patient during the simulation and submit the care plan for evaluation of best practice stroke care knowledge and implementation with evidence of interprofessional collabora...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - September 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

What makes medical students receptive to interprofessional education? Findings from an exploratory case study.
This study sought to explore medical student engagement with IPE and the factors that affect this. Twelve final and penultimate year students took part in two focus groups to discuss previous IPE and the factors which they felt led to successful interprofessional experiences. Thematic analysis was used to interpret the data. Students were found to be receptive to the idea of IPE, but had some reservations about its current form. Students were enthusiastic about clinically relevant IPE experiences, but were put off by generic teambuilding exercises, especially those with a poor mix of professional groups. They also reported...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Teamwork on the rocks: Rethinking interprofessional practice as networking.
Authors: Dow AW, Zhu X, Sewell D, Banas CA, Mishra V, Tu SP PMID: 28792251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Strategies for interprofessional facilitators and clinical supervisors that may enhance the emotional intelligence of therapy students.
This article reports the findings from an analysis of interviews with therapy students (n = 24) to determine the aspects of clinical placements that therapy students perceived as influencing the changes in EI scores. This article reports the findings of the qualitative phase of a longitudinal, retrospective mixed methods design. Interviewees were selected using purposive sampling. Of those interviewed, 95% agreed that clinical placements had a significant impact on a range of EI skills with changes being both positive and negative. Content analysis showed that students perceived their EI skills had changed becaus...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Implementing and evaluating a community-based, inter-institutional, interprofessional education pilot programme.
Authors: Stubbs C, Schorn MN, Leavell JP, Espiritu EW, Davis G, Gentry CK, Friedman E, Patton T, Graham A, Crowder R, Wilkins CH Abstract Many health professions programmes have begun integrating interprofessional learning into their curricula; however, community-based interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives are relatively scarce. The Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance IPE Faculty Collaborative, comprised of faculty from five institutions, developed a community-based IPE programme that allowed students to engage in meaningful interprofessional activities while exposing them to social determinants of health. Thirty s...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An exploration of experts' perceptions on the use of interprofessional education to support collaborative practice in the care of community-living older adults.
Authors: Ploeg J, Markle-Reid M, Fisher A, Bookey-Bassett S, Chambers T, Kennedy L, Morsy M, Dufour S Abstract Globally, as older adults are living longer and with more chronic conditions, there is a need to support their ability to age optimally in their homes and communities. Community-based interprofessional teams working closely with these older adults, their families, and informal caregivers will be instrumental in achieving this goal. Interprofessional education (IPE) is the means through which these teams can develop expertise in collaboratively working together with older adults. However, most IPE occurs in...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - August 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Physicians' and pharmacists' information provision and patients' psychological distress.
This study investigated associations between patients' perceptions of agreement between physicians and pharmacists about medical information and improvements in their psychological distress. It also clarified the specific relationships of their perceptions with psychological distress. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Japanese community pharmacy settings. Pharmacists approached 1,500 patients visiting community pharmacies and provided them with questionnaire packages. Patients completed the questionnaires at home and returned them to the researchers by mail. Multivariate logistic regression analysis and signal dete...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Attitudes and perceptions from nursing and medical students towards the other profession in relation to wound care.
Authors: Friman A, Wiegleb Edström D, Edelbring S Abstract Lack of nurse‒physician collaboration in wound care may result in prolonged healing times for patients. In order to facilitate future professional collaboration, undergraduate learning activities in interprofessional education (IPE) have been proposed. The aim of this study was to investigate nursing and medical students' attitudes and perceptions towards each other's future professions and interprofessional collaboration in wound care. Nursing and medical students took part in an interprofessional learning activity about wound care. Data were collec...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Examining the perceived impact of an ethics workshop on interprofessional values and teamwork.
This study aimed to evaluate the perceived impact of an ethics-based IPE workshop designed for professional phase healthcare students enrolled in athletic training, health management systems, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology programmes at one university. A pre/post-test cohort study was conducted to evaluate the impact of the workshop on interprofessional values and teamwork. Findings from the 61 students who completed both pre- and post-programme evaluation surveys suggest that the ethics-based workshop was successful in improving perceived confidence as re...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Integrated care coordination by an interprofessional team reduces emergency department visits and hospitalisations at an academic health centre.
Authors: Gaglioti AH, Barlow P, Thoma KD, Bergus GR Abstract People with chronic behavioural and physical health conditions have higher healthcare costs and mortality rates than patients with chronic physical conditions alone. As a result, there has been promotion of integrated care for this group. It is important to train primary care residents to practice in integrated models of care with interprofessional teams and to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated care models to promote high-quality care for this at-risk group. We implemented an integrated, interprofessional care management programme for adults with c...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Local to global: Working together to meet the needs of vulnerable communities.
Authors: Dressel A, Mkandawire-Valhmu L, Dietrich A, Chirwa E, Mgawadere F, Kambalametore S, Kako P Abstract Since 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faculty from nursing and physical therapy (PT) have been working together towards a common goal: to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in Malawi and Milwaukee. Sharing valuable knowledge and understanding one another's professions have allowed us to develop interprofessional education (IPE) learning experiences for students to help identify how quality of life could be improved or enhanced for children and their families across two diff...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Rethinking transitions of care: An interprofessional transfer triage protocol in post-acute care.
Authors: Patel RV, Wright L, Hay B Abstract Readmissions to hospitals from post-acute care (PAC) units within long-term care settings have been rapidly increasing over the past decade, and are drivers of increased healthcare costs. With an average of $11,000 per admission, there is a need for strategies to reduce 30-day preventable hospital readmission rates. In 2018, incentives and penalties will be instituted for long-term care facilities failing to meet all-cause, all-condition hospital readmission rate performance measures. An interprofessional team (IPT) developed and implemented a Transfer Triage Protocol use...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 21, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The interprofessional learning experience: Findings from a qualitative study based in an outpatient setting.
This study indicates that student learning can be shifted to the outpatient clinic setting if there is supportive management and dedicated supervisors who establish a challenging yet safe interprofessional learning environment. PMID: 28692377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Nursing and medical students teaming up: Results of an interprofessional project.
Authors: Feather RA, Carr DE, Garletts DM, Reising DL Abstract Health professions programmes are increasing the number of interprofessional events in their curricula. Many of these programmes are grounded in case study or simulation events in order to prepare students for eventual practice. We designed an interprofessional education collaborative practice (IPECP) that provides direct interprofessional practice experience while students are still in their health profession programmes. In our programme, teams of senior baccalaureate nursing and third-year medical students provided health coaching to patients in need ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exploring challenges in the patient's discharge process from the internal medicine service: A qualitative study of patients' and providers' perceptions.
In this study, authors qualitatively assessed the experiences of internal medicine providers and patients about roles, challenges, and potential solutions in the discharge process, with a phenomenological focus on the process of collaboration. Authors conducted interviews with 87 providers and patients-41 providers in eight focus-groups, 39 providers in individual interviews, and seven individual patient interviews. Provider roles included physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, care coordinators, and social workers. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim, followed by iterative review of transcripts u...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An evaluation of a collaborative course for child and adolescent mental health professionals.
This study was designed to evaluate the perceived impact of an educational intervention for child and adolescent mental health professionals in Brazil, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialization Course (CESMIA). The intervention consisted of a 360-hour interprofessional postgraduation course. The CESMIA offered lectures and small-group case discussions for exchanging their experiences in dealing with the patients. The students were placed in these groups according to their professions in order to ensure a proportional distribution of healthcare professionals in each group. The evaluation employed a quasi-experim...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Current state of interprofessional education in Canadian medical schools: Findings from a national survey.
This study aims to assess the current practice of IPE in Canadian undergraduate medical curricula. An online survey was distributed to IPE directors (or designees) of all Canadian medical schools. The survey gathered details of the IPE experiences offered, curriculum structure, and perceived barriers to the programmes. The survey was completed by 12 of 17 Canadian medical schools and revealed that IPE is generally well represented in Canadian undergraduate medical education curricula. Reported barriers to IPE efforts included scheduling and funding limitations. By comparison, student interest was one of the least commonly ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - May 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Reorganisation of healthcare services for children and families: Improving collaboration, service quality, and worker well-being.
This study is an evaluation of a reorganisation of different services for children and their families in a Norwegian municipality. The main aim of the reorganisation was to improve interprofessional collaboration through integrating different social services for children and their parents. The evaluation was guided by the Job Demands-Resources Model with a focus on social and healthcare workers' experiences of their work, including job demands and resources, service quality, and well-being at work. The survey of the employees was conducted at three measurement points: before (T1) and after (T2, T3) the reorganisation took ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - May 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Attitudes of clinician educators towards interprofessional education and collaboration: Insights from two interprofessional scales.
Authors: Ong SY, Tan NCK, Knab MS, Farrell SE, Lim WS Abstract The increasing complexity of healthcare needs underlines the growing importance of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) in enhancing quality of patient care. In particular, clinician educators play an influential role in advocating IPECP. The primary goal of our exploratory pilot study is to explore 34 clinician educators' attitudes towards IPECP by using the adapted 14-item Attitudes Toward Health Care Teams Scale (ATHCTS) and 15-item Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS). Mean scores of ATHCTS and RIPLS were ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - May 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Organisational paradoxes in speaking up for safety: Implications for the interprofessional field.
Authors: Rowland P PMID: 28485993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - May 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research