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Sustaining undergraduate inter-professional practice


Bridgman, H and Bird, M-L and Dean, T and Elmer, S and Hardcastle, S and Marlow, A and Murray, S and Norris, K and Radford, J and Todd, A and Williams, A, Sustaining undergraduate inter-professional practice, The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) 2019 Conference, 1-4 July, Canberra, ACT (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Introduction/background: At the UTAS we have developed several interprofessional practice (IPP) opportunities for our undergraduate health care practitioner (HCP) students involving the delivery of authentic patient care. Our Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) IPP placement has been sustained over 7 years and offers medical, pharmacy and nursing students a successful IPP opportunity where all students engage in resident reviews. We also designed an IPP activity involving a larger number of disciplines dealing with the management of chronic pain. The initial workshop for this was rated very favourable by all participating students and the patients rated highly the multi-week program that was led by exercise physiology (EP). However, non-EP student engagement after the initial workshop was poor in this longitudinal IPP opportunity. We are still trying to determine if this was because the patient clinical setting is skewed to one discipline’s role, or if the longitudinal nature interfered too much with other student commitments.

Purpose/objectives: We would like to share with you how we managed to form a successful IPP placement in a clinical environment in residential aged care but were less successful in our chronic pain clinics.

Issues/ questions for exploration or ideas for discussion: How successful have your IPP activities been and how have you managed to sustain them? How do you ensure engagement by all HCP students in IPP? Can a longitudinal version of IPP work? What have we all learnt about the making of a successful IPP activity for undergraduate HCP students?

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:inter-professional practice, inter-professional learning; health professional education; chronic pain
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Clinical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bridgman, H (Dr Heather Bridgman)
UTAS Author:Bird, M-L (Dr Marie-Louise Bird)
UTAS Author:Dean, T (Dr Tracey Dean)
UTAS Author:Elmer, S (Dr Shandell Elmer)
UTAS Author:Hardcastle, S (Dr Sibella Hardcastle)
UTAS Author:Marlow, A (Ms Annette Marlow)
UTAS Author:Murray, S (Ms Sandra Murray)
UTAS Author:Norris, K (Professor Kimberley Norris)
UTAS Author:Radford, J (Associate Professor Jan Radford)
UTAS Author:Todd, A (Mrs Anne Todd)
UTAS Author:Williams, A (Associate Professor Andrew Williams)
ID Code:133929
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2019-07-16
Last Modified:2019-07-16

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