Monthly Archives: November 2011

A critical realist model of complexity for interprofessional working

A very interesting paper written by Rick Hood, Bedford Hill,  London , United Kingdom Royal Holloway University of London, Criminology and Sociology,  Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey , United Kingdom. This paper presents a theoretical model of complexity for considering issues relevant to interprofessional working. The need for such a model is introduced with reference to the literature on… Read More »

Focusing on future learning environments: Exploring the role of space and place for interprofessional education

Great editorial written by Jonas Nordquist, Simon Kitto, Jennifer Peller, Jan Ygge, Scott Reeves.While space and place have been important units of analysis in studying learning across a number of social science domains (e.g. environmental studies), there has been little research exploring these elements in either the health professions education or the interprofessional education literature (Leander, Phillips & Taylor, 2010).… Read More »

Continuing professional development for interprofessional teams supporting patients in healthcare decision making

Great article on interprofessional teams supporting patients in healthcare decision making   Beth A. Lown, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Christiane Bieber, Dustin M. Lillie, Charles Kelly, Bettina Berger, and Andreas Loh.Healthcare professionals and organizations, policy makers, and the public are calling for safe and effective care that is centered on patients’ needs, values, and preferences. The goals of interprofessional shared decision making and decision support are… Read More »

Interprofessional education about patient decision support in specialty care

Interesting article by Mary C. Politi, Arwen H. Pieterse, Tracy Truant, Cornelia Borkhoff, Vikram Jha, Laura Kuhl, Jennifer Nicolai, and Claudia Goss.Specialty care involves services provided by health professionals who focus on treating diseases affecting one body system. In contrast to primary care – aimed at providing continuous, comprehensive care – specialty care often involves intermittent episodes of care focused around specific medical… Read More »