Interprofessional education in clinical practice: Not a single vaccine

Henderson, A. J., O'Keefe, M. F., & Alexander, Heather (2010) Interprofessional education in clinical practice: Not a single vaccine. Australian Health Review, 34(2), pp. 224-226.

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Abstract

In increasingly complex health service environments, the quality of teamwork and co-operation between doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, is 'under the microscope'. Interprofessional education (IPE), a process whereby health professionals learn 'from, with and about each other', is advocated as a response to widespread calls for improved communication and collaboration between healthcare professionals. Although there is much that is commendable in IPE, the authors caution that the benefits may be overstated if too much is attributed to, or expected of, IPE activities. The authors propose that clarity is required around what can realistically be achieved. Furthermore, engagement with clinicians in the clinical practice setting who are instrumental in assisting students make sense of their knowledge through practice, is imperative for sustainable outcomes. © AHHA 2010.

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ID Code: 95204
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: article, education, health care delivery, health care facility, health care personnel, human, interdisciplinary communication, Delivery of Health Care, Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Humans
DOI: 10.1071/AH09855
ISSN: 1449-8944
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 C S I R O Publishing
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2016 02:12
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 03:16

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