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How can student experience enhance the development of a model of interprofessional clinical skills education in the practice placement setting?

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Veronica O'Carroll, Margaret Braid, Jean Ker, Catherine Miriam Jackson

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The practice placement setting offers opportunities and challenges for engaging students in high-quality interprofessional learning. The Fife Interprofessional Clinical Skills Model for Education was established to develop structured interprofessional learning opportunities for students during their clinical attachments in NHS Fife. This short report describes the delivery and evaluation of the model, which was piloted with students from the nursing, medicine and allied health professions. Scheduled workshops were delivered within primary and secondary care locations. The learning activities involved exploring and comparing their professional identities, discussing roles and responsibilities within the healthcare team and practicing nontechnical clinical skills. Students who participated in the workshops reported that they developed a better understanding of each other's roles and responsibilities and also identified that this would be transferable knowledge to their future practice. Exploring the student experience has assisted in developing relevant and accessible interprofessional learning opportunities within the practice placement setting.



Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-510
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Issue number6
Early online date6 Aug 2012
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

    Research areas

  • Qualitative method, interprofessional education, interprofessional evaluation, interprofessional learning, interprofessional outcomes, work-based learning

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