A mixed-methods evaluation of an interprofessional clinical education model serving students, faculty, and the community.
Authors: Timm JR, Schnepper LL Abstract The clinical learning environment significantly affects students' preparedness to enter practice. Nursing programs may struggle securing relevant clinical sites necessary for student learning and meeting accreditation standards. Programs must be creative in developing community-based experiences that facilitate students' learning. However, authentic interprofessional practice is often missing. We evaluated how an interprofessional clinical education model provided preventive health services through a faculty-student-led clinic and delivered an effective avenue to educate heal...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 6, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Translation and validation of the Greek version of the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes toward Physician and Nurse Collaboration (JSAPNC).
Authors: Malliarou M, Domeyer P, Bamidis P, Sarafis P Abstract The Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration (JSATPNC) is an established tool to assess attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration. The aim of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the JSATPNC for use in Greece and test its psychometric properties. The final study sample included 621 physicians and nurses working in two general hospitals of Northern Greece during 2017. The study sample was randomly split into two halves; separate exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted. A regression analysis in...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 6, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The development and psychometric evaluation of an interprofessional identity measure: Extended Professional Identity Scale (EPIS).
Authors: Reinders JJ, Lycklama À Nijeholt M, Van Der Schans CP, Krijnen WP Abstract The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate an interprofessional identity measurement instrument based on Extended Professional Identity Theory (EPIT). The latter states that interprofessional identity is a social identity superordinate to a professional identity consisting of three interrelated interprofessional identity characteristics: belonging, commitment and beliefs. Scale development was based on five stages: 1) construct clarification, 2) item pool generation, 3) review of initial item pool, 4) shortening sc...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 6, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Learning person-centredness interprofessionally: an uneasy student journey.
Authors: Morgan CJ, McNaughton S Abstract Patient- or person-centered care is a discourse embraced by most clinicians involved in interprofessional care but generally overlooks thepersons of the practitioners and students involved. This paper explores students' developing perceptions of person-centered care during participation in an interprofessional education program where interprofessional pairs of students partner with patients living with a long-term condition or life-changing event. Weekly focus groups with students and educators over the 7 weeks of the program revealed a rich evolving understanding of p...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 6, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Attaining and assessing the Australian interprofessional learning competencies.
Authors: Gordon S, Lind C, Hall K, Baker N Abstract Interprofessional collaboration is critical for optimal healthcare. Preparing for a collaborative, practice-ready workforce, the Interprofessional Learning Competencies (IPLCs) were adopted for accreditation of Australian entry-level health, nursing and medical tertiary training programs. In order to meet new accreditation standards, activities which facilitate and assess IPLC attainment must be identified. Interprofessional education programs have not evaluated student interprofessional learning activities using the Australian IPLCs. This project evaluates studen...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 6, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Relational coordination in inter-organizational settings. How does lack of proximity affect coordination between hospital-based and community-based healthcare providers?
Authors: Bligaard Madsen S, Burau V Abstract Coordination among healthcare providers in intra- and inter-organizational networks is critical for the provision of seamless and efficient healthcare. Relational Coordination (RC) represents a type of coordination that enables network participants to manage interdependencies and has consistently been found to improve quality and efficiency of patient care. The majority of RC studies focuses on intra-organizational settings, while less is known about inter-organizational settings. This pilot study examined RC in relation to a collaboration between a hospital-based geriat...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 6, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Values-based interprofessional education: how interprofessional education and values- based practice interrelate and are vehicles for the benefit of patients and health and social care professionals.
This report describes the work achieved by the group so far and is intended for those involved in the planning and implementation of IPE and collaborative working. The authors consider that incorporating principles of VBP within a framework of IPE can provide a different perspective and understanding of the complexities involved in delivering realistic, student centered learning for collaborative practice, relevant in the 21st century workplace. In particular the authors suggest that using the principles of values and VBP in this way can inform the transition between IPE and collaborative practice facilitating effective pe...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - February 6, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional collaboration in hospitals: a critical, broad-based review of the literature.
Authors: Pomare C, Long JC, Churruca K, Ellis LA, Braithwaite J Abstract Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is a common term applied in the healthcare literature, with suggestions it contributes to improved quality and safety of patient care across the globe. Despite worldwide implementation of models of IPC, past systematic or meta-reviews on this topic have concluded that the evidence is mixed. However, these reviews are yet to adequately consider the qualitative and mixed-methods literature on this topic. In this critical review, we synthesize the outcomes and key findings of IPC in hospitals, taking a broade...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

"We went as a team closer to the truth": impacts of interprofessional education on trauma- and violence- informed care for staff in primary care settings.
This study contributes knowledge about interprofessional TVIC education and how diverse professionals understand and enact TVIC concepts in PHC, pointing to the role of TVIC in challenging the biomedical paradigm in PHC and the difficulties of using a structural lens in clinical practice. PMID: 31928247 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Improving interprofessional collaboration in Norwegian primary schools: A cluster-randomized study evaluating effects of the LOG model on teachers' perceptions of interprofessional collaboration.
Authors: Hynek KA, Malmberg-Heimonen I, Tøge AG Abstract Increased demand for interprofessional collaboration within the educational field also increases the need for the development and evaluation of interventions to improve collaboration. In Norway, the LOG model was developed and implemented in compulsory schools to facilitate interprofessional collaboration by increasing arenas for more efficient use of existing interprofessional resources. We evaluate the effects of the model on teachers' perceptions of interprofessional collaboration in a cluster-randomized trial, with 19 schools randomized to the expe...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Key dimensions of collaboration quality in mental health care service networks.
Authors: Nicaise P, Grard A, Leys M, Van Audenhove C, Lorant V Abstract Appropriate care delivery for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) requires a high level of collaboration quality between primary, mental health, and social care services. Few studies have addressed the interpersonal and inter-organizational components of collaboration within one unique study setting and it is unclear how these components contribute to overall collaboration quality. Using a comprehensive model that includes ten key indicators of collaboration in relation to both components, we evaluated how interpersonal and inter-organiza...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Exploring early interprofessional socialization: a pilot study of student's experiences in medical history taking.
Authors: Arnold C, Berger S, Gronewold N, Schwabe D, Götsch B, Mahler C, Schultz JH Abstract Traditional hierarchies and structures in healthcare, as well as traditional professional socialization practices, continue to create barriers to effective interprofessional collaboration. Nevertheless, some studies indicate that early socialization with other health professionals can build bridges and improve understanding of each other's roles and contributions to patient care. This pilot study aimed to gain insights into the nursing and medical students' experiences of interprofessional medical history taking during...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Does spiritual and religious orientation impact the clinical practice of healthcare providers?
The objective of the current study was to assess the religious and spiritual (R&S) beliefs and practices among healthcare providers, compare R&S among provider types, as well as examine the potential relationship between organized/nonorganized religious activities and intrinsic religiosity with the incorporation of R&S into clinical practice. A cross-sectional descriptive online survey methodology was used. There were 387 participants with an average age of 45.5 years. Providers included primary care providers (26.9%), nurses (27.1%), allied health (23.5%), and mental health professionals (22.5%). Most par...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional science: an international field of study reaching maturity.
Authors: Xyrichis A PMID: 31908186 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 8, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Sustainable interprofessional learning on clinical placements: the value of observing others at work.
Authors: Kent F, Glass S, Courtney J, Thorpe J, Nisbet G Abstract Clinical placements have the potential to offer meaningful interprofessional learning opportunities for pre-registration students. Informal, as opposed to structured interprofessional learning opportunities, may offer a sustainable solution to the challenges of scheduling formal interprofessional programs in the workplace. To investigate this concept, students on clinical placement from a range of professions were invited to observe another profession undertake a patient consultation, after which they completed a standardized reflective tool. A groun...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - January 5, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Athletic training students' engagement in interprofessional education in the classroom and during clinical education.
Authors: Armstrong KJ, Walker SE, Feld SD, Weidner TG Abstract Interprofessional education is an area of emphasis within healthcare. Little is known regarding what other healthcare professions athletic training students engage with during interprofessional education. Therefore, our purpose was to identify the healthcare students that athletic training students engage with in the classroom/laboratory and during clinical education. We used a cross-sectional survey design with open-ended questions to survey 90 athletic training program directors. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and an analysis of varia...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Longitudinal outcomes of a brief interprofessional educational experience with or without an interprofessional education course.
The objective of this study was to compare the longitudinal effects of two different methods of delivering IPE: a one-day IPE symposium (Symposium Only) vs. a one-day symposium plus a semester-long IPE course (Symposium + IPE). 40 Health Services Administration (HSA) and 57 Occupational Therapy (OT) students participated in this study. Participant attitudes in the Symposium Only group were compared to participant attitudes in the Symposium + IPE group using the Attitudes toward Health Care Teams Scale (ATHCTS). Participants completed the survey prior to the symposium (Time 1), immediately after the symposium (Time 2), and ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of an interprofessional workshop between physical therapy and medical students.
This study aimed to compare IPE readiness in pre-qualification physical therapy (PT) and medical (MD) students before and after an interprofessional workshop and identify factors influencing the workshop's perceived educational value. In two consecutive years, students were surveyed with the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) following a four-hour, case-based workshop. During the second year, students were also surveyed before the workshop and answered open-ended questions about its educational value. PT and MD students had similar mean pre-workshop RIPLS scores (83.0, SD 5.3 vs. 80.7, SD 7.9; p = ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education and collaboration among healthcare students and professionals: a systematic review and call for action.
Authors: Spaulding EM, Marvel FA, Jacob E, Rahman A, Hansen BR, Hanyok LA, Martin SS, Han HR Abstract Interprofessional education (IPE) is a prerequisite to building a collaborative practice environment and optimizing patient care. The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the impact of IPE on outcomes related to health-care pre-licensure learners and professionals, including: changes in attitudes/perceptions; acquisition of knowledge regarding other disciplines' roles and development of collaborative skills; and change in collaborative behavior. We searched PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, and ERIC for studies pu...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Health hackathon as a venue for interprofessional education: a qualitative interview study.
Authors: Pathanasethpong A, Areemit R, Teerakulpisut D, Morley K, Morley M Abstract A Health Hackathon provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to collaborate with IT developers and designers to solve health issues using technology and thus serves as a potential venue for interprofessional education. The present paper reports the views and experiences of participants on how the KKU mHealth Hackathon 2017 served as a venue for interprofessional education. A phenomenological approach was used involving semi-structured in-depth interviews of three faculty members and three students who participated in the ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Measuring the teamwork performance of operating room teams: a systematic review of assessment tools and their measurement properties.
Authors: Etherington N, Larrigan S, Liu H, Wu M, Sullivan KJ, Jung J, Boet S Abstract Teamwork is fundamental to surgical patient safety but is inconsistently measured. While many tools have been developed for elective intraoperative situations, it is unclear which is the most robust. This systematic review aimed to identify tools to measure the teamwork of operating room teams. Studies were included if they examined the measurement properties of these tools. PsycINFO, Embase (via OVID), CINAHL, ERIC, Medline and Medline in Process (via OVID) were searched through to May 3, 2019, as were reference lists of included...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Integrating public health students into interprofessional education.
Authors: Averill MM, Dillon-Sumner L, Stergachis A, Sconyers J, Summerside N, Brazg T, Errett N Abstract Recognizing the public health professional are critical members of interprofessional teams, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) recently added a required Masters of Public Health (MPH) student competency focused on interprofessional education (IPE). A student-centered approach to the design and evaluation of an emergency preparedness-focused curricular program to meet the interprofessional needs of MPH students was used to meet this expectation at the University of Washington. Curriculum design was...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Pre-entry perceptions of students entering five health professions: implications for interprofessional education and collaboration.
We present findings from a qualitative study, grounded in narrative methodology, examining early professional socialization among students across five health professional programs (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy) in the first year of health professional training. Between April and September 2015, students (n = 49) entering programs at an Atlantic Canadian University participated in one-on-one, audiotaped interviews starting before formal program orientation. Pre-entry interviews focused on factors influencing students' career choice and expectations of future profession and interprofessional collabor...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Investigating online interprofessional learning and communication using social network analysis: a study protocol.
Authors: Simpson W, Patel KD, Reeves S Abstract Interprofessional education (IPE) via the use of online learning environments (OLEs) can help improve patient outcomes, interprofessional attitudes, and behaviors while providing education at a distance. Studies of interprofessional learning often examine communication and its relation to learning outcomes qualitatively. OLEs allow researchers to examine these communication patterns quantitatively, through social network analysis (SNA), and answer questions regarding the nature of communication between interprofessional learners and how this may impact interprofession...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Team-based suicide prevention: lessons learned from early adopters of collaborative care.
Authors: Wittink MN, Levandowski BA, Funderburk JS, Chelenza M, Wood JR, Pigeon WR Abstract Suicide prevention in clinical settings requires coordination among multiple clinicians with expertise in different disciplines. We aimed to understand the benefits and challenges of a team approach to suicide prevention in primary care, with a particular focus on Veterans. The Veterans Health Administration has both a vested interest in preventing suicide and it has rapidly and systematically adopted team-based approaches for primary care interventions, including suicide prevention. We conducted eight focus groups and eight...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Test/Re-Test reliability of the readiness for interprofessional education learning scale and interdisciplinary education perception scale in health science students.
This study aimed to establish the test/re-test reliability of two common interprofessional education (IPE) instruments, the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) and the Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS), and to compare results based on previous IPE experience. The RIPLS and the IEPS were distributed to 251 students within five academic health science programs at one university. Both instruments were distributed at a second session 10-14 days later. Weighted Kappa, intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC), standard error of measurement, and minimal detectable change were calculated for e...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional identity development within a brief shadowing experience: An exploratory case study.
Authors: Woltenberg LN, Ballard JA, Gnonhossou DA, Norton JC, Burkhart PV, Kuperstein J Abstract The Deans' Interprofessional Honors Colloquium (DIHC) is an honors-level interprofessional elective course that provides a seminar-based forum for students from eleven academic programs to explore the characteristics and implications of collaborative interprofessional practice around a contemporary health topic. This project-based course combines didactic presentations, interactive group learning, and an interprofessional shadowing experience with a corresponding written reflection paper. Ten semesters of Interprofessio...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Validity evidence and use of the IPEC Competency Self-Assessment, Version 3.
This study further establishes the validity, reliability, and usability of an assessment tool based on interprofessional competency. The findings also suggest the constructs underlying the subscales may be affected differently by experience and training. Additional study using longitudinal data is needed to test this hypothesis. PMID: 31852416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Building great health care teams: enhancing interprofessional work readiness skills, knowledge and values for undergraduate health care students.
This article reports on a three-day IPE program designed to enable undergraduate health professional students develop interprofessional (IP) work readiness skills, knowledge, and values while undertaking clinical placement in a hospital setting. The curriculum built participant skills in culturally safe IP collaboration (IPC); focused on strategies for providing quality care to indigenous peoples and communities, and overtly linked IP competence to organizational mission and values. It highlighted the patient voice and displayed both the human cost of poor team communication and the comfort family members gained from watch...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Looking through a new lens, exploring the interdependent relationship between interprofessional education and collaborative practice with Polarity ThinkingTM.
Authors: Adams EM, Breitbach AP, Dutton LL, Talbert PY, Christopherson T, Troseth MR, Butler AJ Abstract The context of interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (IPCP) has led to calls for greater alignment, coordination, and coalitions among education and healthcare delivery systems. One method to evaluate and improve these coalitions is the Polarity ThinkingTM framework. Polarities, such as IPE and IPCP, can represent interdependent pairs of different but complementary values or perspectives. This project investigates the IPE and IPCP polarity as perceived by educators and practitioners using ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Igniting intersectoral collaboration in chronic disease management: a participatory action research study on epilepsy care in Ireland.
Authors: Varley J, Kiersey R, Power R, Byrne JP, Doherty C, Saris J, Lambert V, Fitzsimons M Abstract Models of care developed to improve the lives of people with chronic diseases highlight integrated care as essential to meeting their needs and achieving person (patient)-centered care (PCC). Nevertheless, barriers to collaborative practice and siloed work environments persist. To set in motion some groundwork for intersectoral collaboration this study brought two expert groups of epilepsy care practitioners together to engage in participatory action research (PAR). The expert practitioner groups were hospital-base...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An interprofessional team training intervention with an implementation phase in a surgical ward: A controlled quasi-experimental study.
Authors: Aaberg OR, Ballangrud R, Husebø SIE, Hall-Lord ML Abstract Despite a growing awareness of the importance of interprofessional teamwork in relation to patient safety, many hospital units lack effective teamwork. The aim of this study was to explore if an interprofessional teamwork intervention in a surgical ward changed the healthcare personnel's perceptions of patient safety culture, perceptions of teamwork, and attitudes toward teamwork over 12 months. Healthcare personnel from surgical wards at two hospitals participated in a controlled quasi-experimental study. The intervention consisted of ...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education for complex neurological cases.
Authors: Fenn N, Mushkat Z, Murray AN, Dimalanta K, Vandiver M, Robbins ML, Hulme J, Dupre AM Abstract There is a growing necessity for healthcare professionals to collaborate across disciplines in order to adequately treat patients. Interprofessional education (IPE) is one strategy that can be used to strengthen student attitudes, skill mastery, and preparedness toward working in interprofessional teams prior to joining the healthcare workforce. The current study evaluated the effects of a four-session IPE training program for students from four New England universities across nine different health professions. Pa...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

An interprofessional early childhood training program: speech-language pathology and music therapy student outcomes and reflections.
This report outlines a preliminary evaluation of SLP and MT student readiness for interprofessional practice and their unique experiences as co-therapists within a fully collaborative clinical setting for young children with speech and language disorders. Through a mixed method program evaluation that included the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale and focus group interviews, SLP and MT students explored their experiences with IP service provision, and their experiences as students in this type of learning environment. PMID: 31838928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care)
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Ethics and interprofessional education: An exploration across health professions education programs.
Authors: Naidoo S, Turner KM, McNeill DB Abstract Classroom-based ethics education, in health professions education programs at a university in the United States, was explored in a pilot study to determine a basis for creating an interprofessional experience for ethics education. Course faculty were interviewed using a semi-structured guide, and data were qualitatively analyzed. There was some overlap, but more variation, across the programs with regard to content covered, learning objectives, and pedagogy. An opportunity exists for greater comprehensiveness and consistency across the programs. Drawing on the resul...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Dementia care boot camp: interprofessional education for healthcare students.
Authors: Mastel-Smith B, Kimzey M, Garner J, Shoair OA, Stocks E, Wallace T Abstract Dementia prevalence is increasing exponentially and has a profound effect on individuals diagnosed as well as their family caregivers. Dementia care should be patient focused, not task or medically oriented. Patient-centered dementia care requires more staff time, is complex, and, as a result, financially threatens the healthcare system. Therefore, professionals must be prepared to meet the needs of this growing population. The aims of this mixed methods study were to examine the effect of a 16-h interprofessional program on health...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of an interprofessional seminar pilot course to enhance collaboration between health professions at a student-run clinic for underserved populations.
This report describes the development and evaluation of an interprofessional pilot course aimed at health science students. The course was developed through collaboration of three health professions: Dentistry, Kinesiology, and Pharmacy. The coursework comprised of traditional lecture-based learning, interprofessional experiential education through four on-site visits at two area clinics that participate in team-based care, four student self-reflections following each site visit, and demonstration of interprofessional education and collaboration (IPEC) competencies through student evaluation of current interprofessional ca...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Junior doctors' experience of interprofessional shadowing in a palliative care setting.
Authors: Chen Y, Whearty L, Winstanley D, Fourie D, Rose M, Henning MA Abstract Interprofessional shadowing, whereby medical students take on the role of another profession, is an effective interprofessional education (IPE) method to promote interprofessional teamwork. Palliative care is an ideal setting for IPE as multidisciplinary teams work together to deliver holistic patient care. This brief report explores junior doctors' experiences in shadowing nurses to provide care to patients in a hospice setting in New Zealand. We conducted semi-structured interviews with six participants to find out the impact that thi...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Engaging patients and families to transform heart failure care.
Authors: Lavallee DC, Blakeney EA, Yu Y, Johnson R, Liner DA, Murphy NL, Pambianco SB, Paquet R, Spacciante L, Woodard NY, Zierler BK Abstract For patients with advanced heart failure involvement as a member of the healthcare team is critical to safe, high-quality and goal-directed care. While recognized as an important aspect of care, patient engagement is not yet a standard practice. This presents an opportunity for professional education and development in team-based care. This short report describes the development of a Community and Patient Advisory Team (CPAT) formed to support patient involvement in int...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 13, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Measuring the interprofessional collaborative competencies of health-care students using a validated Indonesian version of the CICS29.
This study used a cross-sectional design and was preceded by a cross translation of the instrument and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), which confirmed that the Indonesian-version CICS29 has good internal consistency comparable to the original model. The Indonesian version was then administered to 723 health-care students who had completed a community-based IPE course. Based on data gathered from 707 respondents (97.8%), it was found that their interprofessional competency was relatively good (mean score: 127.9 out of 145, 88.2%). The dental students scored consistently lower compared to students of other faculties, b...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 13, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Taking the classroom to camp: The facilitators' role in creating an impactful interprofessional experiential learning opportunity.
Authors: King S, Werther K, Ruelling A, Kim E Abstract A case study approach was used to describe faculty facilitators' perspectives on the creation and implementation of an interprofessional experiential learning opportunity for students at an aphasia camp. The facilitators serendipitously created an interprofessional experiential learning opportunity for speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy students volunteering at the aphasia camp. During focus groups several weeks after the camp, students discussed the interprofessional nature of their camp experiences and stated they had learne...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 13, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Collaborating across sectors to provide early intervention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with disability and their families: a qualitative study of provider perspectives.
This study aimed to inform improvements in service access for families of urban-dwelling Aboriginal children with disability through exploring providers' perceptions of factors that influenced working together across sectors. Semi-structured interviews were conducted. Data analysis was informed by the general inductive approach and the Collaborative Practice to Enhance Patient Care Outcomes framework. Twenty-four providers participated. Interprofessional collaborative practice was influenced by interdependent interactional and organizational factors. Interactional factors fit within one of two dimensions: the ability of pr...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Bridging the gap between the home and the hospital: a qualitative study of partnership working across housing, health and social care.
Authors: Holding E, Blank L, Crowder M, Goyder E Abstract Rising demand and financial challenges facing public services have increased the impetus for greater integration across housing, health and social care. To provide insight into the benefits and challenges of partnership, we interviewed 37 housing professionals and held a validation workshop with eight external agencies working within a new, integrated housing service in the United Kingdom. The strength of the initiative rests on the capacity of neighborhood officers to conduct home visits and refer tenants to support agencies. Yet this strength poses problem...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

A qualitative exploration of the experiences of students attending interprofessional Schwartz Rounds in a University context.
This study aimed to develop understanding of how health-care students experience participation at Schwartz Rounds in a University context. Using an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis approach, semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight health-care students about their experience of attending Rounds. Three themes were identified: ambivalence about safety to share "would it reflect badly on me?"; unifying through sharing emotions "you're not alone in feeling that"; and space to question professional cultures "there's not normally space given to that". The findings suggest that Ro...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional education as a contributor to professional and interprofessional identities.
This article is a contribution toward grasping how IPE can contribute to both professional and interprofessional identity. Group collaboration in interprofessional education enabled students to identify with their profession as well as creating a safe place to gain insight into other professions' competencies. Moreover, students could obtain knowledge about being a professional participant and could enrich their professional identity, as they were involved with students from other professions. IPE-groups strengthened professional identity rather than threatened it. PMID: 31814457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (So...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Interprofessional collaboration in the Norwegian welfare context: a scoping review.
Authors: Pedersen LL Abstract Joint efforts among welfare services are often needed to provide help to people with complex needs. Interprofessional collaboration is believed to play an important part in successful service provisions. In Norway, a strong political will and significant efforts are focused on financing and implementing policies to support interprofessional collaboration. Despite this, empirical literature on the topic is fragmented. An overview of interprofessional collaboration in Norway is internationally relevant since the complexity in social service provision is experienced as challenging in diff...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - December 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Developing a national undergraduate standardized curriculum for future healthcare professionals on "Making Every Contact Count" for chronic disease prevention in the Republic of Ireland.
This report describes the development of the first national undergraduate interprofessional standardized curriculum in chronic disease prevention for healthcare professionals in the Republic of Ireland. This project brought together for the first time all higher education institutions nationwide in a novel collaboration with the national health service i.e. the Health Service Executive (HSE), to develop a standardized national curriculum for undergraduate health care professions. The curriculum sits within the framework of Making Every Contact Count, the goal of which is to re-orientate health services to embed the ethos o...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 26, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

The decline in attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration from medical school to residency.
Authors: Kempner S, Brackmann M, Kobernik E, Skinner B, Bollinger M, Hammoud M, Morgan H Abstract While interprofessional collaboration is a critical aspect of optimal patient care, practicing physicians often have sub-optimal attitudes regarding the importance of collaboration with their nursing colleagues. The impact of clinical training on medical students' and residents' attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration has not been investigated. The primary goal of our study was to examine if learners at different stages in their medical training had more or less favorable attitudes regarding interprofessional co...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 23, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Towards a theoretical framework for Integrated Team Leadership (IgTL).
This study presents a framework for the leadership of integrated, interprofessional health, and social-care teams (IgTs) based on a previous literature review and a qualitative study. The theoretical framework for Integrated Team Leadership (IgTL) is based on contributions from 15 professional and nonprofessional staff, in 8 community teams in the United Kingdom. Participants shared their perceptions of IgT's good practice in relation to patient outcomes. There were two clear elements, Person-focused and Task-focused leadership behaviors with particular emphasis on the facilitation of shared professional practices. Person-...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research

Forming inter-institutional partnerships to offer pre-registration IPE: a focus group study.
This study sought to explore teacher perspectives of forming inter-institutional partnerships to deliver IPE, in particular, to identify the elements that influence the formation of partnerships. An interpretive descriptive approach was used to thematically analyze data from three focus groups with teachers (n = 21) working in three different partnerships to deliver IPE to students in Wellington, New Zealand. Two main themes were identified which enabled the development of a model of partnership, with a continuum of complexity depending on whether institutions were on the same page and whether the partnership formed to joi...
Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research