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 »

Research Note: The Need for Interprofessional Coordination of Care for Recently Discharged Patients

Authors and affiliations – see bottom of article   Introduction A major component of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s attempt to improve primary care practices has been care coordination post-hospital discharge (McDonald 2007, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2014). The transition between the hospital discharge and resuming of care by the primary… Read More »

Book Review: Interprofessional Education and Medical Libraries: Partnering for Success

Interprofessional Education and Medical Libraries: Partnering for Success by Mary E. Edwards Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, USA, 2016 222 pages, $95.00 ISBN 978-1-44226-389-5     Reviewed by Traci-lee Christianson ,Student, Department of Applied Psychology Concordia University of Edmonton Interprofessional Education and Medical Libraries: Partnering for Success is edited by Mary E. Edwards, the reference and… Read More »

Research Note: A novel approach to facilitate a collaborative simulation experience for occupational therapy students

Authors: Christina Keller MSN, RN, CHSE Instructor, Radford University Clinical Simulation Center email: cdkeller@radford.edu Katrina Watson MSN, RN Instructor, Radford University Clinical Simulation Center   Introduction The occupational therapy (OT) faculty at Radford University, USA along with the nursing faculty at the university’s clinical simulation center partnered to conduct a simulation learning experience for graduate… Read More »

Book Review: Interdisciplinary Discourse Communicating Across Disciplines

Interdisciplinary Discourse Communicating Across Disciplines Seongsook Choi & Keith Richards. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 300 pages, $99.00 / ISBN: 978-1- 137-47039-3   Review by: Bronte Diduck, Department of Applied Psychology, Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada   This book is appropriate for anyone seeking to implement interdisciplinary practice across a multidisciplinary team (rather than… Read More »

Interprofessional education and practice: Some reflections on the future

During my 20+ year engagement in the interprofessional field – predominately as a researcher, but also as a teacher, faculty developer, journal editor and learner – I have witnessed a steady year-on-year growth of interprofessional education and practice activities – across the globe. Encouragingly, during this period, I have seen colleagues develop and implement a… Read More »