Background and importance Insufficient communication and lack of integration between medical departments can lead to adverse events.
Aim and objectives The purpose of interprofessional education (IPE) is to educate students on how to enhance their interprofessional practice (IPP) and improve healthcare outcomes for patients through teamwork.
Material and methods Clinical teachers and students (undergraduate pharmacy interns) attended at least three consensus meetings between medical departments for a patient based situation, such as bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Data on teaching and the learning effect were collected with a 5 point questionnaire (threshold based on expert validity as 3) between November 2016 and September 2019. The outcome of two way feedback between the clinical teachers and students was evaluated with a one sample t test using SPSS (Statistical Product and Service Solutions) V.23.0.
Results Thirty-eight questionnaires were collected for each patient based situation. The average score was up to 3 for teachers assessing students and up to 4 for students assessing teachers. An improvement in knowledge and skill with the interprofessional training was found (eg, an increase in understanding of common morbidities and diseases (4.39±0.59), improved communication skills with other professionals (4.37±0.63) and increasing familiarity with the referral process between medical departments (3.24±0.63)). The satisfaction of students with the interprofessional training was as follow: appropriately arranged learning content (4.58±0.55), meeting time (4.24±0.68) and instructor qualifications (4.66±0.58).
Conclusion and relevance Our results indicated that interprofessional training for a patient based situation had a positive influence on students’ collaboration with medical departments. Several patient based situations translated to IPE/IPP in our hospital were listed in a book and published as a reference teaching material.
References and/or acknowledgements No conflict of interest.
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