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R C Boocock, R K O'Rourke
BACKGROUND: Post-graduate education and continuous professional development (CPD) within dietetics lack clearly defined pathways. The current literature primarily focuses on new graduate perceptions of workplace learning (WPL). The present study raises issues of how CPD is sustained throughout a National Health Service (NHS) career, how informal learning might be made more visible and whether the workplace withholds learning opportunities. METHODS: Qualified dietitians participated in focus groups (n = 32) and a nominal group technique (n = 24)...
June 10, 2018: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
Teresa M Chan, Michael Gottlieb, Jonathan Sherbino, Robert Cooney, Megan Boysen-Osborn, Anand Swaminathan, Felix Ankel, Lalena M Yarris
PROBLEM: Early- and mid-career clinician educators often lack a local discipline-specific community of practice (CoP) that encourages scholarly activity. As a result, these faculty members may feel disconnected from other scholars. APPROACH: Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) piloted the Faculty Incubator. This longitudinal, asynchronous, online curriculum focused on developing a virtual CoP among 30 early-to-mid-career medical educators (the "incubatees"), 8 core faculty mentors, and 10 guest mentors...
June 5, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Jodie Bailie, Frances Clare Cunningham, Roxanne Gwendalyn Bainbridge, Megan E Passey, Alison Frances Laycock, Ross Stewart Bailie, Sarah L Larkins, Jenny S M Brands, Shanthi Ramanathan, Seye Abimbola, David Peiris
Efforts to strengthen health systems require the engagement of diverse, multidisciplinary stakeholder networks. Networks provide a forum for experimentation and knowledge creation, information exchange and the spread of good ideas and practice. They might be useful in addressing complex issues or 'wicked' problems, the solutions to which go beyond the control and scope of any one agency. Innovation platforms are proposed as a novel type of network because of their diverse stakeholder composition and focus on problem solving within complex systems...
2018: BMJ Global Health
Kara DeCorby-Watson, Gloria Mensah, Kim Bergeron, Samiya Abdi, Benjamin Rempel, Heather Manson
BACKGROUND: This systematic review assessed the effectiveness of capacity building interventions relevant to public health practice. The aim is to inform and improve capacity building interventions. METHODS: Four strategies were used: 1) electronic database searching; 2) reference lists of included papers; 3) key informant consultation; and 4) grey literature searching. Inclusion (e.g., published in English) and exclusion criteria (e.g., non-English language papers published earlier than 2005) are outlined with included papers focusing on capacity building, learning plans, or professional development plans within public health and related settings, such as non-governmental organizations, government, or community-based organizations relating to public health or healthcare...
June 1, 2018: BMC Public Health
Lorraine Block, Laura-Maria Peltonen, Charlene Ronquillo, Adrienne Lewis, Raji Nibber, Lisiane Pruinelli, Maxim Topaz
In nursing, a community of practice have been recognized as an important construct to build capacity and support knowledge dissemination activities. The purpose of this poster is to use a community of practice framework to describe the collaborative work of an international nursing informatics, graduate student and emerging professional group.
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Benjamin Blatt, Margaret M Plack, Samuel J Simmens
INTRODUCTION: The GW-Gold Humanistic Mentor Development Program addresses the challenge faced by medical schools to educate faculty to prepare students for humanistic practice. Grounded in Branch's Teaching Professional and Humanistic Values model, the program prepares interprofessional faculty mentoring teams in humanistic communities of practice. The teams consist of physician-psychosocial professional pairs, each mentoring a small student group in their professional development course...
April 2018: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Susanna K Tan, Nicole Theodoropoulos, Ricardo M La Hoz, Sherif B Mossad, Camille N Kotton, Lara A Danziger-Isakov, Deepali Kumar, Shirish Huprikar
Infectious diseases (ID) specialists with experience in managing infections in transplant recipients and other immunocompromised hosts are increasingly needed as these fields expand. To evaluate experiences and identify trainee-described needs in transplant infectious diseases (TID) training, the American Society of Transplantation, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice (AST IDCOP) surveyed ID fellows across the United States and TID fellows in the United States and Canada and received responses from 203 ID fellows and 13 TID fellows...
May 24, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Annette Burgess, Christie van Diggele, Craig Mellis
BACKGROUND: The need for faculty development programmes designed to help junior health professionals fulfill their multiple roles, across various institutions, is widely acknowledged. Such programmes are usually logistically difficult for hospital clinicians to access, however, and are discipline based. In 2017, we collaborated with four health care faculties to develop a blended learning, interprofessional faculty development programme that was up to date, relevant, and accessible to clinicians working in the hospital and university settings...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Teacher
Victoria Brazil, Lorna Davin
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of any long-term follow up of trainees' career pathways or organisational outcomes from medical education registrar posts in emergency medicine training. We report on the experience of a selected group of medical education trainees during and subsequent to their post and reflect on the value added to emergency medical education at three institutions. METHODS: We conducted an online survey study, examining quantitative outcomes and qualitative reflections, of emergency physicians who had previously undertaken a medical education registrar post...
May 22, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Jamiu Busari, Ming-Ka Chan, Deepak Dath, Anne Matlow, Diane de Camps Meschino
Purpose This paper aims to describe the evolution of Sanokondu, highlighting the rationale, achievements and lessons learnt from this initiative. Sanokondu is a multinational community of practice dedicated to fostering health-care leadership education worldwide. This platform for health-care leadership education was conceived in 2014 at the first Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians (TISLEP) and evolved into a formal network of collaborators in 2016. Design/methodology/approach This paper is a case study of a multinational collaboration of health-care leaders, educators, learners and other stakeholders...
May 8, 2018: Leadership in Health Services
Peter Dodek, Shari McKeown, Eric Young, Vinay Dhingra
Objective: To describe the development, implementation and initial evaluation of an initiative to improve glucose control in critically ill patients. Design: Glucose control in critically ill patients was chosen by critical care leaders as a target for improvement. This was an observational study to document changes in processes and measures of glucose control in each intensive care unit (ICU). ICU nurse educators were interviewed to document relevant changes between April 2012 and April 2016...
May 11, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
David Lacasta Tintorer, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, Enriqueta Pujol-Rivera, Souhel Flayeh Beneyto, Xavier Mundet Tuduri, Francesc Saigí-Rubió
BACKGROUND: The current reality of primary care (PC) makes it essential to have telemedicine systems available to facilitate communication between care levels. Communities of practice have great potential in terms of care and education, and that is why the Online Communication Tool between Primary and Hospital Care was created. This tool enables PC and non-GP specialist care (SC) professionals to raise clinical cases for consultation and to share information. The objective of this article is to explore healthcare professionals' views on communities of clinical practice (CoCPs) and the changes that need to be made in an uncontrolled real-life setting after more than two years of use...
May 9, 2018: BMC Family Practice
Linda Mabry, Kelsey N Parker, Sharon V Thompson, Katrina M Bettencourt, Afsara Haque, Kristy Luther Rhoten, Rob R Wright, Jennifer A Hess, Ryan Olson
The COMmunity of Practice And Safety Support (COMPASS) program is a peer-led group intervention for home care workers (HCWs). In a randomized controlled trial COMPASS significantly improved workers' professional support networks and safety and health behaviors. However, quantitative findings failed to capture workers' complex emotional, physical, and social experiences with job demands, resource limitations, and the intervention itself. Therefore, we conducted qualitative follow-up interviews with a sample of participants' (n = 28) in the program...
May 2, 2018: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
Luke Witherspoon, Johnathan L Lau, Rodney H Breau, Christopher Knee, Michael Fung Kee Fung, Robin Morash, Ranjeeta Mallick, Ilias Cagiannos, Christopher Morash, Luke T Lavallée
BACKGROUND: Canadian guidelines recommend against population-based screening for prostate cancer because of the risk of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. We sought to assess whether a higher proportion of patients receiving surgery had clinically significant cancer over time. METHODS: All hospitals in Eastern Ontario that perform prostatectomy participate in a Prostate Cancer Community of Practice, which prospectively maintains a database for the region. Using these data, we conducted a retrospective cohort study that included all patients who underwent prostatectomy from 2009 to 2015 in the region...
April 30, 2018: CMAJ Open
Fiona Cowell, Sharon Gillespie, Graham Cheung, Daniel Brown
STUDY DESIGN: Implementation paper. INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is relatively a common condition in the distal radius fracture (DRF) population with the effects resulting in many sufferers experiencing persistent pain and impairment 2 to 6 years after onset. Prevention is desirable as there is no known proven cure. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study demonstrates how knowledge about CRPS and its prevention generated through iterative studies can be translated into practice in the workplace and how an interdisciplinary community of practice with therapists at the core can effect change...
April 2018: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Michael A Gisondi, Adaira Chou, Nikita Joshi, Margaret K Sheehy, Fareen Zaver, Teresa M Chan, Jeffrey Riddell, Derek P Sifford, Michelle Lin
Background Chief residents receive minimal formal training in preparation for their administrative responsibilities. There is a lack of professional development programs specifically designed for chief residents. Objective In 2015, Academic Life in Emergency Medicine designed and implemented an annual, year-long, training program and virtual community of practice for chief residents in emergency medicine (EM). This study describes the curriculum design process and reports measures of learner engagement during the first two cycles of the curriculum...
February 24, 2018: Curēus
Negin Shahid, Timothy Craig, Mary Westerland, Allison Ashworth, Michelle Ang, David D'Souza, Raxa Sankreacha, Anthony Fyles, Michael Milosevic, Iwa Kong
PURPOSE: To recognize the practice of radiotherapy for management of cervical cancer in Ontario, Canada, and to use the results of the survey to harmonize and standardize practice across the province. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An electronic survey (SurveyMonkey) was sent to all 14 provincial cancer centers by Cancer Care Ontario Gynecology Community of Practice (CoP) in 2013. The survey included 72 questions in four different categories: general/demographic, pretreatment assessment, external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), and brachytherapy (BT)...
April 19, 2018: Brachytherapy
Kai U Heitmann, Giorgio Cangioli, Marcello Melgara, Catherine Chronaki
The International Patient Summary (IPS) standards aim to define the specifications for a minimal and non-exhaustive Patient Summary, which is specialty-agnostic and condition-independent, but still clinically relevant. Meanwhile, health systems are developing and implementing their own variation of a patient summary while, the eHealth Digital Services Infrastructure (eHDSI) initiative is deploying patient summary services across countries in the Europe. In the spirit of co-creation, flexible governance, and continuous alignment advocated by eStandards, the Trillum-II initiative promotes adoption of the patient summary by engaging standards organizations, and interoperability practitioners in a community of practice for digital health to share best practices, tools, data, specifications, and experiences...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Krystin S R Martens
A rubric is a tool that can support evaluators in a core function of their practice-the process of combining evidence with values to determine merit, worth, or significance-however, little guidance specific to evaluation exists. This study examined, through semi-structured interviews, how a rare group of nine rubric-using seasoned evaluators from across the globe use and learned to use rubrics in their program evaluation practice. Key findings revealed rubrics were a critical component to the practice of these evaluators to make determinations, but also as frameworks to sharpen an evaluation's focus...
March 6, 2018: Evaluation and Program Planning
Rebecca C Fowler, Joanna G Katzman, George D Comerci, Brian M Shelley, Daniel Duhigg, Cynthia Olivas, Thomas Arnold, Summers Kalishman, Rebecca Monnette, Sanjeev Arora
PROBLEM: This study was designed to develop a deeper understanding of the learning and social processes that take place during the simulation-based medical education for practicing providers as part of the Project ECHO® model, known as Mock ECHO training. The ECHO model is utilized to expand access to care of common and complex diseases by supporting the education of primary care providers with an interprofessional team of specialists via videoconferencing networks. INTERVENTION: Mock ECHO trainings are conducted through a train the trainer model targeted at leaders replicating the ECHO model at their organizations...
April 16, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
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