Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries

Tracy Levett-Jones, Teresa Burdett, Yeow Leng Chow, Lisbeth Jönsson, Kathie Lasater, Launa Rae Mathews, Margaret Mcallister, Alison Pooler, Stephen Tee, Jonas Wihlborg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Nursing Scholarship
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Fingerprint

Education
Nursing
Communication
Patient Safety
Teaching
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Research

Keywords

  • Collaborative practice
  • Communication
  • Interprofessional education
  • Nursing student
  • Patient outcomes
  • Teamwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

Cite this

Levett-Jones, T., Burdett, T., Chow, Y. L., Jönsson, L., Lasater, K., Mathews, L. R., ... Wihlborg, J. (Accepted/In press). Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12384

Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries. / Levett-Jones, Tracy; Burdett, Teresa; Chow, Yeow Leng; Jönsson, Lisbeth; Lasater, Kathie; Mathews, Launa Rae; Mcallister, Margaret; Pooler, Alison; Tee, Stephen; Wihlborg, Jonas.

In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 01.01.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Levett-Jones, T, Burdett, T, Chow, YL, Jönsson, L, Lasater, K, Mathews, LR, Mcallister, M, Pooler, A, Tee, S & Wihlborg, J 2018, 'Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries', Journal of Nursing Scholarship. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12384
Levett-Jones, Tracy ; Burdett, Teresa ; Chow, Yeow Leng ; Jönsson, Lisbeth ; Lasater, Kathie ; Mathews, Launa Rae ; Mcallister, Margaret ; Pooler, Alison ; Tee, Stephen ; Wihlborg, Jonas. / Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries. In: Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2018.
@article{e784c99f0b8b4e5e941eb73b377452c6,
title = "Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "Collaborative practice, Communication, Interprofessional education, Nursing student, Patient outcomes, Teamwork",
author = "Tracy Levett-Jones and Teresa Burdett and Chow, {Yeow Leng} and Lisbeth J{\"o}nsson and Kathie Lasater and Mathews, {Launa Rae} and Margaret Mcallister and Alison Pooler and Stephen Tee and Jonas Wihlborg",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/jnu.12384",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Journal of Nursing Scholarship",
issn = "1527-6546",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries

AU - Levett-Jones, Tracy

AU - Burdett, Teresa

AU - Chow, Yeow Leng

AU - Jönsson, Lisbeth

AU - Lasater, Kathie

AU - Mathews, Launa Rae

AU - Mcallister, Margaret

AU - Pooler, Alison

AU - Tee, Stephen

AU - Wihlborg, Jonas

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Collaborative practice

KW - Communication

KW - Interprofessional education

KW - Nursing student

KW - Patient outcomes

KW - Teamwork

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85044787902&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85044787902&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/jnu.12384

DO - 10.1111/jnu.12384

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85044787902

JO - Journal of Nursing Scholarship

JF - Journal of Nursing Scholarship

SN - 1527-6546

ER -