Monthly Archives: September 2014

Greater commitment to the domestic violence training is required

Domestic violence (DV) is a major public health problem with high health and social costs. A solution to this multi-faceted problem requires that various help providers work together in an effective and optimal manner when dealing with different parties of DV.The objective of this research and development project (2008–2013) by Leppakoski and colleagues was to improve… Read More »

Nurse–physician collaboration: A meta-analytical investigation of survey scores

This meta-analysis by Sollami and colleagues investigated differences between nurses and physicians in interprofessional collaboration (IPC) ratings. Fifty-one surveys, representing a total of 18 782 professionals and students (13 132 nurses and nursing students, and 5650 physicians and medical students), were meta-analyzed, considering several moderating variables. Overall, nurses scored higher on IPC than physicians. Sensitivity analysis revealed… Read More »

Using an interprofessional competency framework to examine collaborative practice

Healthcare organisations are starting to implement collaborative practice to increase the quality of patient care. However, operationalising and measuring progress towards collaborative practice has proven to be difficult. Various interprofessional competency frameworks have been developed that outline essential collaborative practice competencies for healthcare providers. If these competencies were enacted to their fullest, collaborative practice would… Read More »

Interprofessional collaborative patient-centred care: a critical exploration of two related discourses

There has been sustained international interest from health care policy makers, practitioners, and researchers in developing interprofessional approaches to delivering patient-centred care. Ann Fox and Scott Reeves offer a critical exploration of a selection of professional discourses related to these practice paradigms, including interprofessional collaboration, patient-centred care, and the combination of the two. They argue… Read More »

Attaining interprofessional competencies through a student interprofessional fellowship program

For students interested in enriching their interprofessional competencies beyond those required and offered by their academic programs, an elective interprofessional education fellowship can serve that need. Amy Blue and colleagues designed a fellowship for students linking a conceptual framework grounded in adult learning principles. During the fellowship, students progress through three levels of learning as… Read More »