Monthly Archives: July 2011

The design of an interprofessional objective structured clinical examination (iOSCE) approach

Developing an iOSCE presents unique challenges. For example, there is a need to balance the inclusiveness of participating professions in each scenario with realism, and the need to ensure that learners have opportunities to demonstrate their different interprofessional skills within scenarios. Nevertheless, this initial work has helped to ensure that the perspectives of the professions… Read More »

The role of nurse practitioners in hospital settings: implications for interprofessional practice

Expansion of the nurse practitioner (NP) role worldwide indicates a need to understand how the role functions in interprofessional healthcare teams. Through the adoption of a mixed methods approach that gathered on-site tracking and observation, self-recorded logs of consultations and focus group interviews of team members and NPs, we describe the extent of role activity… Read More »

A scoping review to improve conceptual clarity of interprofessional interventions

Interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) have been identified in health education and health care as playing an important role in improving health care services and patient outcomes. Despite a growth in the amount of research in these areas, poor conceptualizations of these interprofessional activities have persisted. Given the conceptual challenges, a scoping review… Read More »