Tag Archives: interprofessional

Making an impact on interprofessional perception amongst future nurses and pharmacists

You have seen with numerous posts in the past but also in recent publications the need and the call for increased collaboration between different parts of the health care team. This includes pharmacists and nurses, whether it be at the community level or within a hospital setting. Recently, we published a short report on the… 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 »

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 »

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 »