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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A case of validity evidence for the Interprofessional Attitudes Scale.
Authors: Violato E, King S Abstract Numerous measures have been developed for the assessment of interprofessional attitudes, including the Interprofessional Attitudes Scale (IPAS). The purpose of this study was to assess, and contribute to, the validity evidence for the IPAS. The IPAS was used in a three-year longitudinal study to collect data from first year health professionals. Three forms of assessment were conducted to accrue validity evidence for the IPAS: Exploratory Factor Analysis, Item Analysis, and analysis using Item Response Theory. Data was collected from 337 participants over three years. Separately,...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 17, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Athletic trainers' unique clinical and teamwork skills contribute on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic: A discussion paper.
Authors: Breitbach AP, Muchow JA, Gallegos DF Abstract Crises such as pandemics create stresses on the health-care system that often produce innovation and changes in roles and delivery methods. In the current pandemic, and with the interruption of organized sport activities, athletic trainers have moved beyond traditional hierarchies and scopes of practice to roles that fully leverage their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Through background literature, discussion, and examples, this paper shows how the Athletic Training profession has made an impact in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors also pres...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 17, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Evaluation of a pilot interprofessional Arclight ™ workshop for healthcare students in Rwanda: promoting collaborative practice in eye health.
Evaluation of a pilot interprofessional Arclight™ workshop for healthcare students in Rwanda: promoting collaborative practice in eye health. J Interprof Care. 2020 Jul 10;:1-4 Authors: O'Carroll V, Sagahutu JB, Ndayambaje D, Kayiranga D, Fiston Kitema G, Rujeni N, Blaikie A Abstract Preventable and treatable visual impairment affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. Rwanda has an estimated visual impairment prevalence of 3.7% amongst the 12 million inhabitants. Around one third of this demand could be addressed through a more integrated and collaborative approach, particularly in primary ey...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 12, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Simulations using telehealth to collaborate with other health-care professionals: effect on pre-licensure nursing students' competencies and amount of collaboration in the clinical setting.
Authors: Powers K, Neustrup W, Sossoman LB, Dexter A, Clark K, Ferrante-Fusilli FA, Ross TC, Thomas C, Saine A Abstract Nursing students must gain experience collaborating with other members of the health-care team. Simulation can provide intra- and interprofessional collaboration experience; however, there can be barriers such as scheduling difficulties. We evaluated multi-patient, standardized patient simulations using telehealth as a strategy to provide baccalaureate nursing students with opportunities to learn and practice intra- and interprofessional collaboration. Forty-four final-semester nursing students pa...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 12, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education: a unique approach to addressing the challenges of student assessment.
This article describes one approach for IP-Assessment, using a complex theory framework and based on an iterative cycle of developing, implementing, and evaluating a student assessment tool within an international IP placement, which could be utilized in a range of settings. A qualitative research approach explores the strengths, challenges, and outcomes of IP-Assessment from the perspective of the supervisors. Three overarching themes were identified: acknowledging the student journey, interprofessional authenticity, and collective and collaborative learning. The process of developing and implementing IP-Assessment enable...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 12, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Development of a scale for measuring physician attitudes toward interprofessional education and collaboration.
Authors: Banks MC, Toy S Abstract Interest has been increasing in interprofessional education and collaboration (IPEC) within health professional schools over the last two decades. Although a growing body of literature addresses the effects of IPEC on healthcare outcomes, psychometrically sound attitudinal instruments that measure concepts surrounding IPEC are still needed. The primary objective of this study was to develop a scale to measure the attitudes of attending physicians and residents toward IPEC. Based on a literature review, a set of questionnaire items was drafted to address all six domains outlined in ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 7, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

High and low functioning team-based pre-licensure interprofessional learning: an observational evaluation.
This study adopted overt ethnographic observation to understand how a convenience sample of students behave in groups during interprofessional team-based clinical placements. Interprofessional student teams were observed by two independent observers on eight occasions (a total of 720 hours) across three sites. Thematic analysis of the observational data indicates that student teams fell into two categories: higher and lower functioning. Higher functioning teams were observed using humor to build rapport, reduce tension and express humility, and evidenced a greater emphasis on shared client goals. In contrast, lower fu...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 4, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional student teams focus on staff issues while learning about quality improvement.
Authors: Lindh Falk A, Tingström P, Hammar M, Dahlberg J Abstract There is a well-known gap between what we know and what we do within healthcare service processes. Models that facilitate quality improvement (QI) have seen used to eliminate these gaps. Knowledge and competence in QI work are necessary for every professional within the healthcare system and are ideally learned through interprofessional collaboration and introduced during undergraduate studies. To meet these competence needs, Linköping University, Sweden, in collaboration with the main healthcare provider in the region, implemented a 2-week...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 4, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Top tips for interprofessional education and collaborative practice research: a guide for students and early career researchers.
Authors: O'Carroll V, Owens M, Sy M, El-Awaisi A, Xyrichis A, Leigh J, Nagraj S, Huber M, Hutchings M, McFadyen A Abstract Interprofessional research within the contexts of education and health and social care practice has grown exponentially within the past three decades. To maintain the momentum of high-quality research, it is important that early career researchers embarking on their first research journey and new to interprofessional education or interprofessional collaborative practice feel supported in making their contribution to the field. This guide, developed by the Center for the Advancement of Interprof...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 4, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Degree of physician-pharmacist collaboration and influencing factors in a teaching specialized hospital in Ethiopia.
This study aimed to measure the degree of physician-pharmacist collaboration in Ethiopia, to identify associated factors, and to determine barriers to their collaboration. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 299 health professionals (246 physicians and 53 pharmacists) in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia. The Collaborative Working Relationship Model and the Physician-Pharmacist Collaborative Instrument (PPCI) with three main exchange characteristics (trustworthiness, role specification, and relationship initiation), and collaborative care items were used. Barriers to collaboration and areas that need fur...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 4, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education and transitions of care: a case-based educational pilot experience.
Authors: Bland M, Stevens A, Nellis P, Mueggenburg K, Yau T, Chen JC Abstract Interprofessional education is becoming a requirement for accreditation of most health profession programs, therefore it is necessary to share innovative experiences so all can learn from the successes and barriers of implementation. Faculty members from five health profession programs (medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physical therapy) were tasked with developing a pilot interprofessional education experience focused on transitions of care. The result was a three-phase experience in which students individually compl...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 3, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exploring the use of curbside consultations for interprofessional collaboration and clinical decision-making.
Authors: Papermaster AE, Champion JD Abstract Nurse practitioners utilize curbside consultation, an interprofessional collaboration communication process in which one clinician seeks advice from another, in clinical decision-making practices. Nevertheless, this process is not well-understood. A qualitative design with individual open-ended interviews was used to explore the phenomenon of curbside consultation among nurse practitioners for clinical decision-making. Twenty primary care and specialty nurse practitioners participated. Participants were recruited via purposive sampling from in-patient and out-patient se...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 3, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Models of interprofessional education for healthcare students: a scoping review.
Authors: Grace S Abstract The interprofessional education (IPE) literature abounds with examples of IPE and their evaluations, invariably demonstrating improved outcomes for collaborative care. The aim of this research was to identify models of IPE in health curricula reported in the literature to clarify key characteristics of the models. Searches were conducted in Pubmed (Ebsco), CINAHL (Ebsco), Cochrane Library, PsychINFO (Ebsco), Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases for articles describing models of IPE. A total of 25 papers met the inclusion criteria. Models fell broadly into: (a) extra-curricu...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 3, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exploring second professional year pharmacy student reflections after an interprofessional shadowing experience with nursing students in critical care units: a qualitative study.
Authors: Rotz ME, O'Neill DD Abstract Accreditation standards for pharmacy and nursing education require interprofessional education (IPE) as a key component in both curricula. There is increasing evidence for using interprofessional shadowing as a learning modality for IPE; reflection can be used to enhance learning from these experiences. We explored pharmacy student-reported reflections from an interprofessional shadowing experience with nursing students through qualitative content analysis of reflective statements. We found that pharmacy students gained knowledge of nursing roles and areas of expertise, awarene...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - July 3, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Application of an adapted relationship scale for assessing the occurrence of six different relationships as perceived by seven health care professions in Northern Italy.
This article reports findings of an adapted relationship scale comprising six different relationship types, ranging from hostile to collegial, between seven health-care professions: physicians, nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, and psychologists. Survey data were gathered within amixed-method study aiming to explore the current status quo of interprofessional collaboration in aHealth Trust, located in Northern Italy. An online questionnaire was completed by 2,238 health professionals achieving aresponse rate of 44%. The working relationship element was answered by 1,897 respo...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - June 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Patients' experiences of being treated by an interprofessional student team compared with uniprofessional treatment by residents supported by nurses: a case study.
In this study, patients' experiences in an orthopedic outpatient clinic were not influenced by being treated by interprofessional student teams compared to normal patient pathway with registrars and nurses working uniprofessionally. This information is important in designing and implementing student curriculums with clinical training in outpatient clinics. Furthermore, the interprofessional student team can undertake unassisted consultations with selected patients with indirect supervision from the supervisors, making the clinical setting realistic for the students. However, in this teaching model, feedback to the students...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - June 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional practices and readiness for interprofessional learning among health students and graduates in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: a cross-sectional study.
This study suggested that shared experiences among different undergraduate courses are associated with positive attitudes and greater availability of students and graduates for interprofessional learning and work. Future studies including the psychometric analysis of the Portuguese-validated expanded RIPLS are recommended. PMID: 32552355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - June 20, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The influence of culture, structure, and human agency on interprofessional learning in a neurosurgical practice learning setting: a case study.
Authors: Derbyshire JA, Machin A Abstract The World Health Organization supports the notion that interprofessional learning (IPL) improves healthcare outcomes and contributes to safe, effective, and high-quality care. Consequently, IPL is an integral component within most UK undergraduate healthcare programs. Although much is written about IPL, research to date has mainly focused on the classroom or simulation lab as a setting for IPL. Less is known about how the practice learning environment influences the experiences and outcomes for those involved. A case study research design, situated within a critical realist...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - June 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional rounding design features and associations with collaboration and team effectiveness.
Authors: Beaird G, Baernholdt M, Byon HD, White KR Abstract Multiple models of interprofessional rounding (IPR) exist. However, researchers find mixed effects for the impact of IPR, pointing to the possibility that variations in design may influence the effectiveness of the practice. We explored whether IPR design variations (location, use of script, and role of the leader) are associated with team collaboration (partnership and cooperation) and team effectiveness as perceived by practitioners and patients (i.e., patient inclusion). A cross-sectional, survey-based method design was used targeting practitioners on 1...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - June 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

High-fidelity simulation-based education in pre-registration healthcare programmes: a systematic review of reviews to inform collaborative and interprofessional best practice.
Authors: Astbury J, Ferguson J, Silverthorne J, Willis S, Schafheutle E Abstract Simulation-based education (SBE) is recognized as an effective interprofessional teaching and learning method. Whilst there is a large volume of research evidence concerning elements of SBE there is a lack of clarity concerning foundational principles of best practice. This is important for educators wishing to utilize high-quality SBE to deliver interprofessional education. The aim of this review is to synthesize review evidence of SBE best practice in a broad range of pre-registration healthcare programs and contextualize findings in...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - June 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Assessing and improving students' collaborative skills using a mental health simulation: A pilot study.
This study suggests that SIM may be a promising way of improving attitudes toward collaborative care, though it is important for the SIM to reflect real life treatment conditions. PMID: 32506971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - June 10, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research