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Interprofessional practice and learning in a youth mental health service: a case study using network analysis


Barnett, T and Hoang, H and Cross, M and Bridgman, H, Interprofessional practice and learning in a youth mental health service: a case study using network analysis, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29, (5) pp. 512-514. ISSN 1356-1820 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3109/13561820.2015.1004042


Few studies have examined interprofessional practice (IPP) from a mental health service perspective. This study applied a mixed-method approach to examine the IPP and learning occurring in a youth mental health service in Tasmania, Australia. The aims of the study were to investigate the extent to which staff were networked, how collaboratively they practiced and supported student learning, and to elicit the organisationís strengths and opportunities regarding IPP and learning. Six data sets were collected: pre- and post-test readiness for interprofessional learning surveys, Social Network survey, organisational readiness for IPP and learning checklist, "talking wall" role clarification activity, and observations of participants working through a clinical case study. Participants (n = 19) were well-networked and demonstrated a patient-centred approach. Results confirmed participantsí positive attitudes to IPP and learning and identified ways to strengthen the organisationís interprofessional capability. This mixed-method approach could assist others to investigate IPP and learning.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:case study, collaborative care, interprofessional education, interprofessional learning, interprofessional practice, multidisciplinary
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Rural and remote area health
UTAS Author:Barnett, T (Associate Professor Tony Barnett)
UTAS Author:Hoang, H (Dr Ha Hoang)
UTAS Author:Cross, M (Dr Merylin Cross)
UTAS Author:Bridgman, H (Dr Heather Bridgman)
ID Code:98010
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2015-01-28
Last Modified:2018-03-29

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