23 June #meded chat transcript: Interprofessional education

Another lively #meded UK/EU time zone chat this week on interprofessional education (IPE).  Good again to see some new people joining the chat and to have contributions from nursing and pharmacy.  There was a bit of a feeling that tribalism can stand in the way of  effective IPE and some got very little out of it as a result of this.  Some also thought that IPE was more effective at postgraduate level than undergraduate.  Not everyone remembered having IPE as an undergraduate, those that had tended to enjoy it but hadn’t found it particularly useful.  Generally the feeling was that IPE was most successful when used in simulation settings.

@DrPlumEu has provided some helpful links on IPE which you might find interesting:

A literature review on IPE  by Jill Thistethwaite & Monica Moran,Learning outcomes for interprofessional education (IPE): Literature review and synthesis

The University of Western Ontario Office of Interprofessional Health Education & Research

Two Australian sites – ACT Health Values Exchange and ACT Government Health Information

London Deanery – resources on IPE and medical education generally

Thanks to everyone for contributing to the chat.  Next week we’ll be chatting about portfolios and competency.







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