BMC Med Educ 2018 Jan 25;18(1):19. Epub 2018 Jan 25.
Institue of Family Medicine, Ratzeburger Allee 160, Haus 50, 23538, Lübeck, Germany.
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J Interprof Care 2018 May 24;32(3):358-366. Epub 2018 Jan 24.
c Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Fujiyoshida , Showa University , Yamanashi , Japan.
Interprofessional collaboration is an essential approach to comprehensive patient care. As previous studies have argued, interprofessional education (IPE) must be integrated in a stepwise, systematic manner in undergraduate health profession education programmes. Given this perspective, first-year IPE is a critical opportunity for building the foundation of interprofessional collaborative practice. Read More
J Interprof Care 2016 May;30(3):355-61
a Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice , University of Otago , Wellington , Wellington South , New Zealand.
It is important to understand what an interprofessional education (IPE) experience means to students and what makes it meaningful so that optimal use can be made of IPE opportunities and resources. This article reports qualitative data from a larger study evaluating an 11-hour IPE programme which focused on long-term condition management. Qualitative analysis aimed to explore students' perspectives of the programme. Read More
BMC Med Educ 2016 May 28;16:154. Epub 2016 May 28.
Department Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington, P.O.Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand.
Background: The transition from student to health practitioner at entry-to-practice is complex, requiring critical acquisition of collaborative practice skills. In rural communities where health need is multidimensional, there is potential for multiple intentional collaborative learning objectives to be met concurrently. A five-week, rurally-located, clinically-based interprofessional programme was introduced as a transition-to-practice rotation for final-year, pre-registration health professional students in the professions of dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy. Read More
BMC Med Educ 2016 Jul 15;16:179. Epub 2016 Jul 15.
School of Health Professions Education, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Background: Healthcare is generally provided by various health professionals acting together. Unfortunately, poor communication and collaboration within such healthcare teams often prevent its members from actively engaging in collaborative decision-making. Interprofessional education (IPE) which prepares health professionals for their collaborative role in the healthcare system may partially address this problem. Read More