Journal of Interprofessional Care Baldwin Award Winner!

Introduction The Journal of Interprofessional Care’s Baldwin Award is in recognition of DeWitt ‘Bud’ Baldwin Jr.’s lifelong and distinguished contribution to interprofessional care. It was first awarded in 2009 for the best article of the 2008 volume of the Journal of Interprofessional Care. Each year since, a panel of judges recruited from the Journal’s Editorial… Read More »

Research Note: The white coat ceremony – An opportunity for interprofessional socialization

Authors and affiliations at bottom of article Introduction The white coat ceremony was initially established during the 1990’s by Arnold Gold, an American paediatric neurologist (Sandomer, 2018). Initially developed for medical students the ceremony has been incorporated by numerous medical, nursing, pharmacy and physician associate schools worldwide. The ceremony has evolved from a medical school event… Read More »

Research Note: Development of an interprofessional program to address issues in human trafficking

Authors and affiliations at bottom of article Introduction “Human trafficking (HT) is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act” (Department of Homeland Security, 2018). HT affects approximately 45 million individuals worldwide (Global Slavery Index, 2016) with profits for traffickers estimated to… Read More »

JIC’s Winning Papers of 2017

As we slowly start progressing into the New Year and the film awards season, we felt it would be appropriate to announce our own form of the Oscars, namely our ‘winning papers’ of 2017. These papers have been selected based on pure data with no influence from any judges, brown envelopes or reviewers!   We… Read More »

Research Note: Interprofessional mindfulness/acceptance-based workshops for healthcare professionals in training-Rationale and proposed protocol

Authors and affiliations at bottom of article   Introduction Mindfulness practice is increasingly utilized across a multitude of settings and with various populations, including graduate students and healthcare trainees of various disciplines.  Recent changes in healthcare call for the use of interprofessional teams to provide patient-centered care, which requires practitioners to be attentive and practice… Read More »

Research Note: Examining the implementation of collaborative competencies – some key challenges for enacting competency-based education

Interprofessional collaboration is recognised as an important factor in improving patient care. Interprofessional competency frameworks are increasingly being regarded as a key strategy to support the development of the requisite attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed for the delivery of effective interprofessional care.  However, evidence for the application of these competencies continues to remain limited… Read More »

Research Note: The use of high fidelity simulation to promote interprofessional collaboration between student nurse anesthetists and physician anesthesia residents

  Authors and affiliations at bottom of article Introduction Physician anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have co-existed for over 100 years.  The relationship between them has often not been the most collegial. This interprofessional conflict has manifested in situations in which the practice of CRNAs has been both legally challenged and restricted by… Read More »