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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 »

Announcement: Journal of Interprofessional Care Baldwin Award Winner

Journal of Interprofessional Care Baldwin Award Winner IntroductionThe 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… Read More »

Book Review: Assessing Competence in Professional Performance across Disciplines and Professions

Book Review: Assessing Competence in Professional Performance across Disciplines and Professions With a foreword by Lee S. Shulman Innovation and Change in Professional Education (13th Edition)Paul F. Wimmers & Marcia Mentkowski. Switzerland: Springer, 2016488 pagesISBN 978-3-319-30062-7 This 13th volume, Assessing Competence in Professional Performance across Disciplines and Professions is part of a series dedicated to… Read More »

Research Note: Crucial Conversations: An interprofessional learning opportunity for senior healthcare students

Clinical errors due to human mistakes are estimated to result in 400,000 preventable deaths per year. Strategies to improve patient safety often rely on healthcare workers’ ability to speak up with concerns. This becomes difficult during critical decision-making as a result of conflicting opinions and power differentials, themes underrepresented in many interprofessional initiatives. These elements… Read More »

Research Note: Interprofessional education in maternity services: Is there evidence to support policy?

Against a backdrop of poor maternity and obstetric care, identified in the Morecambe Bay Inquiry, the UK government has recently called for improvements and heralded investment in training. Given the complex mix of professionals working closely together in maternity services addressing the lack of joined up continuing professional development (CPD) is necessary. This led Davies,… Read More »

Summary: Interprofessional Education and Practice Guide No. 8: Team-based interprofessional practice placements

Interprofessional Education and Practice Guide No. 8: Team-based interprofessional practice placements Margo L. Brewer & Hugh Barr Whilst interest in interprofessional learning (IPL) in practice contexts has grown in recent years, the complexities involved have led many universities to rely on IPL in the classroom, online, and/or simulated contexts. Curtin University’s Faculty of Health Sciences… Read More »

Book Review: Collaborating Against Human Trafficking – Kirsten Foot

Book Review: Collaborating Against Human Trafficking Kirsten Foot Rowman and Littlefield (Lanham, Maryland) September 3, 2015 231 pages, Hardback – $75.00; Paperback-$38.00; eBook-$37.99 Print ISBN 13:9781442246928; eBook ISBN 13:9781442246942 Kirsten Foot is a researcher, activist, and author of “Collaborating against Human Trafficking”. She presents a first-hand account and thoughtfully constructed conclusions around the many issues… Read More »

Blog Article: Capturing Interprofessional Conference Conversations Using a World Café Approach

Capturing Interprofessional Conference Conversations Using a World Café Approach Anthony Breitbach PhD, ATC Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri USA Introduction Professional and academic conferences are great opportunities to gather with colleagues who have expertise in your field of interest. Many times these events provide opportunities for rich interaction and conversations that could benefit the… Read More »

Blog Article: An Inter-agency approach to end deaths of homeless persons

An Inter-agency approach to end deaths of homeless persons Natalie Kroovand Hipple (1); Sarah J. M. Shaefer (2); Robert F. Hipple, Jr. (3) 1. Indiana University, Department of Criminal Justice 2. National Fetal & Infant Mortality Review Program; American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists 3. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Contact: nkroovan@indiana.edu Abstract The homeless are… Read More »

Book Review: Developing and Sustaining Interprofessional Health Care: Optimizing patient, Organizational and System Outcomes

Report Review: Developing and Sustaining Interprofessional Health Care: Optimizing patient, Organizational and System Outcomes Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)Toronto, Canada: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, 2013.102 pages, $35.00 (Hardcopy), Free Download Available Online In December 2013, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) released guidelines as part of the Healthy Work Environments Best Practice Guidelines… Read More »