Monthly Archives: August 2014

Continuous interprofessional coordination in perioperative work: An exploratory study

Coordination of perioperative work is challenging. Advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities have not been followed by similar advancements in the ability to coordinate care.  A recent study by Lillebo and Faxvaag explored the nature of continuous coordination as practiced by perioperative staff in order to coordinate their own activities with respect to those of… Read More »

Interprofessional teamwork in stroke care: Is it visible or important to patients and carers?

Interprofessional teamwork is seen in healthcare policy and practice as a key strategy for providing safe, efficient and holistic healthcare and is an accepted part of evidence-based stroke care. The impact of interprofessional teamwork on patient and carer experience(s) of care is unknown, although some research suggests a relationship might exist.  A recent study by… Read More »

An innovative approach to providing collaborative education to undergraduate students in the area of child maltreatment

Frontline workers in the area of child welfare often enter the field without having taken any specialized coursework in the area of child maltreatment. Lisa Johnson discusses an interdisciplinary certificate program that is specifically designed to teach persons from various academic areas the knowledge and skills necessary to work with children who experience maltreatment. The… Read More »

The interprofessional clinical experience: Interprofessional education in the nursing home

The interprofessional clinical experience (ICE) was designed to introduce trainees to the roles of different healthcare professionals, provide an opportunity to participate in an interprofessional team, and familiarize trainees with caring for older adults in the nursing home setting. Healthcare trainees from seven professions (dentistry, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, optometry and social work) participated… Read More »

The health mentors program: three years experience with longitudinal, patient-centered interprofessional education

Arenson and colleagues recently conducted a mixed-methods approach to assessing attitudes towards the health mentors program (HMP) and towards interprofessional practice. The health mentors program (HMP) is a required, longitudinal, interprofessional curriculum for all matriculating students from medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and couple and family therapy. A mixed-methods approach has been employed… Read More »