Monthly Archives: May 2015

Summary: The use of information and communications technologies in the delivery of interprofessional education: A review of evaluation outcome levels

Interprofessional education (IPE) in health and human services educational and clinical settings has proliferated internationally. The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the facilitation of interprofessional learning is also growing; despite this, reviews of the effectiveness of ICTs in the delivery of pre- and/or post-licensure IPE have been limited. A recent study by… Read More »

Summary: Implementation of interprofessional learning activities in a professional practicum: The emerging role of technology

To prepare future healthcare professionals to collaborate effectively, many universities have developed interprofessional education programs (IPE). Till date, these programs have been mostly courses or clinical simulation experiences. Few attempts have been made to pursue IPE in healthcare clinical settings. A recent pilot study in four healthcare settings by Isabelle Brault and colleagues addresses interprofessional… Read More »

Summary: Interprofessional mental health training in rural primary care: Findings from a mixed methods study

The benefits of interprofessional care in providing mental health services have been widely recognized, particularly in rural communities where access to health services is limited. There continues to be a need for more continuing interprofessional education in mental health intervention in rural areas. There have been few reports of rural programs in which mental health… Read More »

Summary: Assessing interprofessional competence using a prospective reflective portfolio

The assessment of interprofessional competence or capability following interprofessional education (IPE) remains essential if we are to ensure future practitioners who are able to work in teams and collaborate for improved health outcomes. Any IPE curriculum must design and describe its theoretical stance and this also applies to how learning will be assessed.A recent study… Read More »