Developing interprofessional simulation in the undergraduate setting: Experience with five different professional groups

Buckley, S. and Hensman, M. and Thomas, S. and Dudley, R. and Nevin, G. and Coleman, J. (2012) Developing interprofessional simulation in the undergraduate setting: Experience with five different professional groups. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26 (5). pp. 362-369. ISSN 13561820 (ISSN)

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This article reports our experience of developing half-day sessions of interprofessional simulation for pre-qualifying students from medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, radiography and operating department practice. One hundred and ninety-one students participated in a session. A questionnaire consisting of Likert type, visual analog and open comment questions explored their perceptions of the sessions as a learning experience, their attitudes toward interprofessional learning and the factors important for good patient care either after, or before and after, the session, as appropriate. Responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics, statistical tests for difference or thematic coding. Our data suggest that routine scenarios following patient journeys offer such students valuable educational experiences. In order to maximize the educational value of such sessions, particular attention should be paid to the benefits anticipated for individual professions, as well as those for all groups; to the wider educational context in which sessions lie and to the careful management of debriefing. A collaborative approach to the development of these increasingly popular but time and resource intensive educational interventions is advantageous for both staff and students. © 2012 Informa UK, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
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September 2012Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interprofessional education, Pre-qualifying/pre-licensure, Quantitative method, Simulation, article, education, health personnel attitude, human, interdisciplinary communication, medical personnel, medical profession, methodology, program development, psychological aspect, questionnaire, teaching, vocational education, Attitude of Health Personnel, Education, Professional, Health Occupations, Humans, Interdisciplinary Communication, Program Development, Questionnaires, Students, Health Occupations, Teaching
Subjects: CAH01 - medicine and dentistry > CAH01-01 - medicine and dentistry > CAH01-01-01 - medical sciences (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR)
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:15

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