Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries

Jonas Wihlborg, Tracy Levett-Jones, Teresa Burdett, Yeow Leng Chow, Lisbeth Jönsson, Launa Rae Mathews, Margret McAllister, Alison Pooler, Stephen Tee

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Background: Although teamwork and interprofessional collaboration are
critical to patient safety, nursing, medical, and allied health graduates often
feel ill-prepared to confidently communicate and collaborate with other team
members. While interprofessional education (IPE) has been advocated as a way
of addressing this issue, there are multiple barriers to its systematic and sustained integration in undergraduate healthcare programs. Despite these challenges, examples of effective IPE initiatives have emerged.

Innovation: This article profiles seven case studies of innovative interprofessional education activities that have been successfully implemented across five countries, for a variety of learners, using different delivery modalities, and with evaluation results attesting to their success.

Conclusions: The case studies demonstrate innovative ideas that have the
potential to overcome some of the barriers to IPE through the use of creative
and targeted approaches. This article provides a wealth of ideas for the successful design and implementation of IPE initiatives and will be of benefit to
educators wishing to expand their repertoire of teaching approaches.

Clinical Relevance: A body of research attests to the relationship between
interprofessional communication, teamwork, and patient outcomes. IPE is imperative for facilitating the development of nursing graduates’ communication
and teamwork skills; however, innovative approaches are needed to overcome
the perceived and actual impediments to its implementation.
Sidor (från-till)324-332
TidskriftJournal of Nursing Scholarship
Tidigt onlinedatum2018 apr. 2
StatusPublished - 2018 maj

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi


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