Implementing Interprofessional Education:How Appropriate Is the Learning Experience for Nursing Students?
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Author(s)Du Preez, Antoinette; Pretorius, Ronel; Scrooby, Belinda
Author DetailsAntoinette Du Preez, RN, RM, AdM, NE, NA; Ronel Pretorius, PhD, RN, RM; Belinda Scrooby, RN
Lead Author Sigma AffliationTau Lambda-at-Large
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background: Interprofessional education (IPE) is characterised by joining together two or more professions in an attempt to create a learning opportunity and cultivate collaborative practice among the students of the different professions. With this it is expected that students will exhibit more skills in the execution of healthcare tasks, be able to function more effectively in a team and ultimately contribute to improved health outcomes for patients through quality care. IPE is traditionally reported on from a medical school perspective. The context of this study is that of a non-medical institution and includes the training of students in seven different disciplines. Purpose: In this study the researchers conducted an interprofessional collaborator assessment rubric in order to report on the appropriateness of IPE learning experience in developing interprofessional skills among a nursing population in a non-medical school. Target audience: Educators, leaders in health care interested in understanding the appropriateness of IPE learning experience in developing interprofessional skills among a nursing population in a non-medical school. Target Group(s): Academics. Keywords: interprofessional education, nursing students References: Frenk, J., Chen, L., Bhutta, Z.A., Cohen, J., Crisp, N., Evans, T., Fineberg, H., Garcia, P., Ke, Y., Kelley, P., Kistnasamy, B., Meleis, A., Nayor, D., Pablos-Mendez, A., Reddy, S., Scrimshaw, S., Zurayk, J.H. 2010. Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world. The Lancet. December (375):1923-1958. Scrooby, B. & Klopper H. C. 2012. Practice model for interprofessional teaching-learning of Anatomy at a Higher Education Institution in South Africa. Dissertation-PhD, North-West University: Potchefstroom.