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Journal of Interprofessional Care

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726539/rethinking-transitions-of-care-an-interprofessional-transfer-triage-protocol-in-post-acute-care
#1
Radha V Patel, Lauri Wright, Brittany Hay
Readmissions to hospitals from post-acute care (PAC) units within long-term care settings have been rapidly increasing over the past decade, and are drivers of increased healthcare costs. With an average of $11,000 per admission, there is a need for strategies to reduce 30-day preventable hospital readmission rates. In 2018, incentives and penalties will be instituted for long-term care facilities failing to meet all-cause, all-condition hospital readmission rate performance measures. An interprofessional team (IPT) developed and implemented a Transfer Triage Protocol used in conjunction with the INTERACT programme to enhance clinical decision-making and assess the potential to reduce the facility's 30-day preventable hospital readmission rates by 10% within 6 weeks of implementation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726532/local-to-global-working-together-to-meet-the-needs-of-vulnerable-communities
#2
Anne Dressel, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Ann Dietrich, Ellen Chirwa, Florence Mgawadere, Sylvia Kambalametore, Peninnah Kako
Since 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faculty from nursing and physical therapy (PT) have been working together towards a common goal: to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in Malawi and Milwaukee. Sharing valuable knowledge and understanding one another's professions have allowed us to develop interprofessional education (IPE) learning experiences for students to help identify how quality of life could be improved or enhanced for children and their families across two different geographic spaces, one in rural Malawi and the other in urban Milwaukee...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726526/integrated-care-coordination-by-an-interprofessional-team-reduces-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalisations-at-an-academic-health-centre
#3
Anne H Gaglioti, Patrick Barlow, Kate DuChene Thoma, George R Bergus
People with chronic behavioural and physical health conditions have higher healthcare costs and mortality rates than patients with chronic physical conditions alone. As a result, there has been promotion of integrated care for this group. It is important to train primary care residents to practice in integrated models of care with interprofessional teams and to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated care models to promote high-quality care for this at-risk group. We implemented an integrated, interprofessional care management programme for adults with chronic mental and physical health needs as part of a curriculum for family medicine and family medicine psychiatry residents...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692377/the-interprofessional-learning-experience-findings-from-a-qualitative-study-based-in-an-outpatient-setting
#4
Flemming Jakobsen, Anne Mette Mørcke, Torben Bæk Hansen
Clinical interprofessional education has traditionally taken place in hospital wards, but much diagnosis and treatment have shifted to the outpatient setting. The logical consequence is to shift more students' clinical placements from the "bedside" to outpatient settings. However, it is unclear how we ensure that this shift maximises learning. The purpose of this article is to understand the authentic learning experience in an interprofessional outpatient clinic setting. We performed an exploratory case study with interviews of four nursing students, 13 medical students, and six staff members who worked in an interprofessional outpatient orthopaedic clinic from March 2015 to January 2016...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686508/an-evaluation-of-a-collaborative-course-for-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-professionals
#5
Thiago Blanco-Vieira, Wagner Silva Ribeiro, Edith Lauridsen-Ribeiro, Daniel Graça Fatori de Sá, Sonia Maria Motta Palma, Marcos Vinícius Vieira Ribeiro, Sheila Cavalcante Caetano, Fernando Augusto da Cunha Ramos, Maria Conceição do Rosário
There is a considerable gap between the offer and the demand for mental health treatment of children and adolescents, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Permanent education in these countries is a promising and needed strategy to reduce this gap. This study was designed to evaluate the perceived impact of an educational intervention for child and adolescent mental health professionals in Brazil, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialization Course (CESMIA). The intervention consisted of a 360-hour interprofessional postgraduation course...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686486/exploring-challenges-in-the-patient-s-discharge-process-from-the-internal-medicine-service-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-and-providers-perceptions
#6
Vincent Pinelli, Heather L Stuckey, Jed D Gonzalo
In hospital-based medicine units, patients have a wide range of complex medical conditions, requiring timely and accurate communication between multiple interprofessional providers at the time of discharge. Limited work has investigated the challenges in interprofessional collaboration and communication during the patient discharge process. In this study, authors qualitatively assessed the experiences of internal medicine providers and patients about roles, challenges, and potential solutions in the discharge process, with a phenomenological focus on the process of collaboration...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686484/nursing-and-medical-students-teaming-up-results-of-an-interprofessional-project
#7
Rebecca A Feather, Douglas E Carr, Derrick M Garletts, Deanna L Reising
Health professions programmes are increasing the number of interprofessional events in their curricula. Many of these programmes are grounded in case study or simulation events in order to prepare students for eventual practice. We designed an interprofessional education collaborative practice (IPECP) that provides direct interprofessional practice experience while students are still in their health profession programmes. In our programme, teams of senior baccalaureate nursing and third-year medical students provided health coaching to patients in need of chronic disease management...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485993/organisational-paradoxes-in-speaking-up-for-safety-implications-for-the-interprofessional-field
#8
Paula Rowland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485992/attitudes-of-clinician-educators-towards-interprofessional-education-and-collaboration-insights-from-two-interprofessional-scales
#9
Sik Yin Ong, Nigel C K Tan, Mary S Knab, Susan E Farrell, Wee Shiong Lim
The increasing complexity of healthcare needs underlines the growing importance of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) in enhancing quality of patient care. In particular, clinician educators play an influential role in advocating IPECP. The primary goal of our exploratory pilot study is to explore 34 clinician educators' attitudes towards IPECP by using the adapted 14-item Attitudes Toward Health Care Teams Scale (ATHCTS) and 15-item Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS)...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481135/current-state-of-interprofessional-education-in-canadian-medical-schools-findings-from-a-national-survey
#10
Peng You, Nauman Malik, Grace Scott, Kevin Fung
Interprofessional education (IPE) is being increasingly recognised and prioritised in undergraduate medical education. While efforts are underway to integrate IPE into health professional curricula across Canada, the state of IPE in Canadian medical schools remains unclear. This study aims to assess the current practice of IPE in Canadian undergraduate medical curricula. An online survey was distributed to IPE directors (or designees) of all Canadian medical schools. The survey gathered details of the IPE experiences offered, curriculum structure, and perceived barriers to the programmes...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486026/analysing-the-cognitive-rigor-of-interprofessional-curriculum-using-the-depth-of-knowledge-framework
#11
Wallace Mugambi Karuguti, Julie Phillips, Hugh Barr
Interprofessional collaborative practice is widely documented as a strategy to improve quality of healthcare. To develop collaborative practitioners, educators need interprofessional curricula with proper cognitive demand and methods of delivery and assessment. The University of the Western Cape in South Africa incorporated an Interprofessional Core Courses Curriculum for all undergraduate students enrolled in the health sciences faculty. The objective of this study was to analyse the curriculum content to determine its cognitive rigor...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481168/reorganisation-of-healthcare-services-for-children-and-families-improving-collaboration-service-quality-and-worker-well-being
#12
Monica Martinussen, Sabine Kaiser, Frode Adolfsen, Joshua Patras, Astrid M Richardsen
This study is an evaluation of a reorganisation of different services for children and their families in a Norwegian municipality. The main aim of the reorganisation was to improve interprofessional collaboration through integrating different social services for children and their parents. The evaluation was guided by the Job Demands-Resources Model with a focus on social and healthcare workers' experiences of their work, including job demands and resources, service quality, and well-being at work. The survey of the employees was conducted at three measurement points: before (T1) and after (T2, T3) the reorganisation took place, and included between 87 and 122 employees...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471258/developing-interprofessional-education-online-an-ecological-systems-theory-analysis
#13
Patricia Bluteau, Lynn Clouder, Debra Cureton
This article relates the findings of a discourse analysis of an online asynchronous interprofessional learning initiative involving two UK universities. The impact of the initiative is traced over three intensive periods of online interaction, each of several-weeks duration occurring over a three-year period, through an analysis of a random sample of discussion forum threads. The corpus of rich data drawn from the forums is interpreted using ecological systems theory, which highlights the complexity of interaction of individual, social and cultural elements...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471255/reducing-the-cost-of-caring-in-cancer-care-evaluation-of-a-pilot-interprofessional-compassion-fatigue-resiliency-programme
#14
Kathryn A Pfaff, Laurie Freeman-Gibb, Linda J Patrick, Rita DiBiase, Olivia Moretti
Compassion fatigue (CF) is a combination of secondary traumatic stress and burnout. Empathy becomes depleted among professional caregivers due to repeated exposure to emotional pain. Negative effects include decreased general wellbeing, impaired caregiver health and diminished team functioning. Intervention is needed to support caregiver quality of life and team relationships in high-stress work environments. This pilot study evaluated the impact of a pilot CF resiliency (CFR) programme on interprofessional staff at a regional cancer centre...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467141/law-matters-how-the-legal-context-in-canada-influences-interprofessional-collaboration
#15
Nola M Ries
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467135/using-the-critical-incident-technique-to-measure-long-term-outcomes-of-interprofessional-education
#16
Emily Graybill, Akilah Heggs, Stephen Truscott, Erin Vinoski, Mark Crenshaw, Daniel Crimmins
There is a critical need to develop methods that capture long-term trainee outcomes and link these outcomes to interprofessional education (IPE) to establish the value added from IPE. This article describes the use of the critical incident technique (CIT) to evaluate long-term trainee outcomes attributed to IPE. Critical incidents (CIs) are specific examples of behaviours that occurred within the recent past. Trainees of an IPE programme (n = 24) were interviewed using CIT. Across the trainees, 41 CIs were reported, of which 9 were collapsed due to similarity in theme...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467132/interprofessional-team-based-placements-the-importance-of-space-place-and-facilitation
#17
Margo L Brewer, Helen Louise Flavell, Joanne Jordon
Interprofessional education in practice settings typically requires greater resource investment than in the classroom or online. Increased interest in return on investment means research on the outcomes of practice-based interprofessional education is needed. In this article, we report findings from a qualitative study involving a series of focus groups with health sciences' students during their interprofessional placements in three community health settings in Western Australia. An exploratory case study approach was adopted to determine students' perceptions of the placement and their learning...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406342/modelling-the-effect-of-perceived-interdependence-among-mental-healthcare-professionals-on-their-work-role-performance
#18
Marie-Pierre Markon, François Chiocchio, Marie-Josée Fleury
The purpose of mental healthcare system reform was to enhance service efficiency by strengthening primary mental healthcare and increasing service integration in communities. Reinforcing interprofessional teamwork also intended to address the extensive and multidimensional needs of patients with mental disorders by bringing together a broader array of expertise. In this context, mental healthcare professionals (MHCPs) from various health and social care professions are more interdependent in many aspects of their work (tasks, resources, and goals)...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406340/team-functioning-in-hospice-interprofessional-meetings-an-exploratory-study-of-providers-perspectives
#19
Karla T Washington, Yuqi Guo, David L Albright, Alexandria Lewis, Debra Parker Oliver, George Demiris
Interprofessional collaboration is the foundation of hospice service delivery. In the United States, hospice agencies are required to regularly convene interprofessional meetings during which teams review plans of care for the patients and families they serve. A small body of research suggests that team functioning could be significantly enhanced in hospice interprofessional meetings; however, systematic investigation of this possibility has been limited to date. The purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the experiences and perspectives of hospice providers who regularly participate in interprofessional meetings as a first step toward improving teamwork in this setting...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406339/a-case-study-of-healthcare-providers-goals-during-interprofessional-rounds
#20
Michael Prystajecky, Tiffany Lee, Sylvia Abonyi, Robert Perry, Heather Ward
Daily interprofessional rounds enhance collaboration among healthcare providers and improve hospital performance measures. However, it is unclear how healthcare providers' goals influence the processes and outcomes of interprofessional rounds. The purpose of this case study was to explore the goals of healthcare providers attending interprofessional rounds in an internal medicine ward. The second purpose was to explore the challenges encountered by healthcare providers while pursuing these goals. Three focus groups were held with healthcare providers of diverse professional backgrounds...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
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