Monthly Archives: August 2011

Translating collaborative knowledge into practice: Findings from a 6-month follow-up study

Interprofessional education and collaboration in health and social care have become significant items on Canada’s policy agenda. As a result, they are receiving attention from different levels of government, health services/academic institutions and regulatory bodies (e.g. Cote, Lauzon, & Kyd-Strickland, 2008). To date, however, only a limited number of studies have focused on the longer-term effects… Read More »

A grounded theory of interprofessional co-learning with residents of a homeless shelter

Great article written by Gayle E. Rutherford: Clients, patients, families, and communities must be conceived as partners in care delivery, not just as recipients (D’Amour, D. & Oandasan, I. (2005). Journal of Interprofessional Care, 19(Suppl.), 8–20). Health-care students need an opportunity to understand community member self-determination, partnership, and empowerment (Scheyett, A., & Diehl, M. (2004).… Read More »

Interprofessional primary care protocols: A strategy to promote an evidence-based approach to teamwork and the delivery of care

Primary care reform involving interprofessional team-based care is a global phenomenon. In Ontario, Canada, 150 Family Health Teams (FHTs) have been approved in the past few years. The transition to a FHT is complex involving many changes and the processes for collaborative teamwork are not clearly delineated. To support the transition to team-based care in… Read More »