Monthly Archives: October 2011

Simulated interprofessional education: An analysis of teaching and learning processes

Interesting article written by: Mary van Soeren; Sandra Devlin-Cop; Kathleen MacMillan; Lindsay Baker; Eileen Egan-Lee; and Scott Reeves.   Simulated learning activities are increasingly being used in health professions and interprofessional education (IPE). Specifically, IPE programs are frequently adopting role-play simulations as a key learning approach. Despite this widespread adoption, there is little empirical evidence exploring the teaching and learning processes embedded within this type of simulation. This… Read More »

Interprofessional jargon: How is it exclusionary? Cultural determinants of language use in health care practice

Interesting article written by: Carrie Marshall, Jennifer Medves, Debbie Docherty, Margo Paterson (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada) Language can impact significantly on the ways in which health care professionals relate and provide clinical services, as well as the way in which patients conceptualize their role in the healthcare encounter. The aim of this project was… Read More »

Preparation for becoming members of health care teams: findings from a 5-year evaluation of a student interprofessional training ward

An interesting article by:  Staffan Pelling, Anders Kalen, Mats Hammar and Ola Wahlström.Setting: An orthopaedic interprofessional training ward manned by students at a University Hospital.Objective: To assess to what extent students from different undergraduate programmes evaluated the effects of a 2-week rotation at the ward on their professional roles and the value of teamwork within health care.Method: A questionnaire was filled in… Read More »

Interprofessional professionalism: Linking professionalism and interprofessional care

Professionalism has typically been defined as a set of non-cognitive characteristics (such as empathy) or as a set of humanistic values and behaviors through which clinicians express a commitment to excellence and compassion (Stern, 2006). Its importance is underscored by the widespread adoption of language and policies by associations, accreditors, and regulatory agencies across the health… Read More »