Can a single brief intervention improve participants' readiness for interprofessional learning?

Miller, Alasdair and Morton, Sean and Sloan, Paula and Hashim, Zafar (2013) Can a single brief intervention improve participants' readiness for interprofessional learning? Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27 (6). pp. 532-533. ISSN 1356-1820

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2013.805736

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Abstract

Abstract Interprofessional learning (IPL) was introduced for University of Nottingham 3rd year medical and nursing students at the Lincoln County Hospital. An evaluation of the subsequently implemented IPL intervention allowed us to ask the research question: can a single brief IPL intervention improve attitudes to IPL? A low fidelity simulation intervention was chosen as the mode of IPL, focusing on teamwork in the context of the assessment of the acutely ill patient. To assess the intervention's effect on students' attitudes, a validated questionnaire (RIPLS) was completed before and after the session. Nine of the nineteen questions in RIPLS had significantly different responses following the intervention. This reflected a more positive attitude to IPL following the intervention. This evaluation of this intervention suggests that IPL is valued by students and significantly improves attitudes to IPL, at least in the immediate post-intervention period.

Keywords:Simulation, interprofessional
Subjects:X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:12690
Deposited On:13 Dec 2013 15:26

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