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Interprofessional learning in general practice: A pilot study using in-practice emergency simulation


Kerr, R and Vaughan, K and Bentley, M and Radford, J and Sharp, K and Presser, J, Interprofessional learning in general practice: A pilot study using in-practice emergency simulation, Focus on Health Professional Education, 16, (3) pp. 120-123. ISSN 1442-1100 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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The pressures on general practice training are increasing. As the number of general practice (GP) learners (medical students, prevocational doctors, GP registrars, practice nurses) grows, under current models of GP training, it will be necessary to expand the teaching capacity of practices without over-straining current GP trainers/supervisors. There is a call for better understanding of the ways in which interprofessional learning can address the education needs of learners in general practice (Reeves & Goldman, 2009). Increasing knowledge, acceptance and confidence about interprofessional learning and teaching has potential to assist in expanding teaching capacity in general practice if it is introduced in a relevant, time effective and engaging way (Reeves & Goldman, 2009).

Simulation-based learning is one of five interactive learning methods commonly used in interprofessional learning in medicine, other methods being exchange-based (e.g., seminar-based discussions), observation-based (e.g., joint visits to patients/clients), problem-focused (e.g., problem-based learning) and practice-based (e.g., interprofessional clinical placements) (Barr, Koppel, Reeves, Hammick, & Freeth, 2005). Simulation is already used as part of general practice registrar training, but there is a call to integrate simulation into interprofessional education (Robertson & Bandali, 2008). This paper reports on a pilot project examining interprofessional learning in GP teams during simulated emergency scenarios in general practice settings.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:general practice, health services research, attitude of health personnel
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Primary health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bentley, M (Dr Michael Bentley)
UTAS Author:Radford, J (Professor Jan Radford)
UTAS Author:Sharp, K (Ms Kirsty Sharp)
UTAS Author:Presser, J (Dr Jennifer Presser)
ID Code:102291
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-08-11
Last Modified:2017-11-07

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