Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32622
Title: Interprofessional competence : a qualitative exploration of social work and nursing students' experience
Authors: Chan, EA 
Lam, W
Lam-Yeung, SKS 
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
Source: Journal of nursing education, 2013, v. 52, no. 9, p. 509-515 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of nursing education 
Abstract: Being a professional in today's health care system carries with it an expectation of becoming interprofessional. This study was designed to explore the perceived development of the participants' interprofessional competence through interprofessional seminars and collaborative community practice. Data were collected from social work and nursing undergraduates through two interprofessional seminar discussions, followed by focus group interviews after the completion of 2 weeks of practice experience. Study findings included: (a) role clarification and enhancement, (b) evolving role emphasis, (c) understanding the importance of and various communications in teamwork, and (d) being more responsive to the meaning of teamwork and the understanding of collaborative interdependence. Through interprofessional collaborative practice, students developed an insight into teamwork, where they witnessed the merits of collaboration and gained an understanding of each other's lack of holistic approach. In addition, not only the particular practice settings but also the role variations involved revealed various dimensions of interprofessional learning.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32622
ISSN: 0148-4834
EISSN: 1938-2421
DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20130823-01
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