Category Archives: Research Note

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Research Note: RWJ Foundation’s New Leadership Programs Foster Multisector Collaboration

  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Leadership Programs Foster Multisector Collaboration Susan B. Hassmiller & Kaytura L. Felix Introduction The next time you walk through your community, take a look around. What factors contribute to health? What factors hinder it? Are there sidewalks to encourage walking? What about a neighborhood grocery store and nearby parks?… Read More »