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Auditing an organisationsí interprofessional learning and interprofessional practice: the interprofessional praxis audit framework (IPAF)

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Greenfield, D and Travaglia, J and Braithwaite, J, Auditing an organisations' interprofessional learning and interprofessional practice: the interprofessional praxis audit framework (IPAF), Journal of Interprofessional Care, 24, (4) pp. 436-449. ISSN 1356-1820 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3109/13561820903163801

Abstract

Interprofessional learning (IPL) and interprofessional practice (IPP) are strategies for healthcare services' striving to improve patient care. While health professionals are enacting IPL and IPP, the capacity to understand and comprehensively map IPL and IPP activities has remained elusive. Additionally, understanding and accounting for the impact of organizational context and culture on IPL and IPP requires attention. This paper presents the "interprofessional praxis audit framework" (IPAF), which is a unique tool to address these two issues. The IPAF comprises five components: context, culture, conduct, attitudes and information. Conjoined, the components facilitate examination of an organization's enactment of IPL and IPP. Utilized within an action research methodology, the IPAF enables a synchronized inspection, whereby similarities and differences of the components are considered simultaneously, and the knowledge developed is used to promote change projects to improve patient care. © 2010 Informa UK Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Other Medical and Health Sciences
Research Field:Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Greenfield, D (Professor David Greenfield)
ID Code:111298
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2016-09-07
Last Modified:2016-09-07
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