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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 »

Book Review: Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practices

Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practices. Dawn Forman, Marion Jones, & Jill Thistlethwaite (Eds). Palgrave, Macmillan, UK. 2016. 359 pages. ISBN 978-1-137-53744-7   The editors introduce the importance of interprofessional practices and collaborative techniques in order to provide high quality care regarding healthcare and evaluation. The use of these practices will… Read More »

Research Note: What does Interprofessional communication look like in an inner city emergency room? Some observations and reflections

What does Interprofessional communication look like in an inner city emergency room? Some observations and reflections Christine Holland, MMS, PA-C Instructor at Rush University PA Program Contact: Christine_S_Holland@rush.edu Introduction It is well-accepted that good interprofessional communication is a precondition for optimal care and treatment for patients in addition to good cooperation between healthcare providers (e.g.… Read More »

Research Note: Using interprofessional education to enhance knowledge and skills for integrated and person-centred care

  Using interprofessional education to enhance knowledge and skills for integrated and person-centred care      Introduction An educational, person-centred initiative was designed to bring individuals from different clinical arenas and professions together. It was intended to enhance working collaboratively and move person-centred care forward jointly across the organisations involved, and in the practitioner’s own… Read More »

Research Note: Continuing care and emergency medical services: A collaborative approach for urgent end of life care in the community

    Continuing care and emergency medical services: A collaborative approach for urgent end of life care in the community Julia Arsenault MAHSR, NP; Carmel Montgomery MN, RN; Colleen Berean MHS, RN; Charlotte Pooler PhD, RN; Cheryl Cameron MEd ACP; Robert Sharman MA, RN, ACP; Ingrid de Kock DA, MBChB Alberta Health Services. Edmonton, Alberta,… Read More »

Research Note: The relationship between team climate and interprofessional collaboration

In a recently published paper Agreli, Peduzzi & Bailey argue that relational and organisational factors are key elements of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) and team climate. Few studies have however explored the relationship between IPC and team climate.  In this paper the authors presents a study that aimed to explore IPC in primary healthcare teams and understand how the… Read More »

Research Note: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration around Stockholm: A Study Trip Report

Interprofessional Education and Collaboration around Stockholm: A Study Trip Report Heike Penner & Rita Hofheinz Department of Staff Development, University Hospital Munich, Germany E-mail: Heike.Penner@med.uni-muenchen.de Introduction As a result of demographic changes in Germany, the growing proportion of elderly people with chronic, multiple diseases is making increasingly complex demands on health care professionals. A trend analysis at the University Hospital of… Read More »

Book Review: Interprofessional Teamwork in Health and Social Care: Key Tensions and Future Possibilities.

 Interprofessional Teamwork in Health and Social Care: Key Tensions and Future Possibilities. In, The Power of Distributed Perspectives (2016) Günter Abel & Martina Plümacher (Editors)Walter De Gruyter Inc, 2016, 364 pages, hardcover, $140 USD, ISBN-10: 3110482649 ISBN-13: 978-3110482645 This recent volume, edited by Günter Abel and Martina Plümacher, compiles sixteen articles (four of which… Read More »