alexa Models of interprofessional learning in Canada.

Journal of Phonetics & Audiology

Author(s): Cook DA

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Abstract This article provides an overview of interprofessional education in Canada, with a view to defining programs at all levels in terms of what models have been employed. The available information implies that the lack of convincing evidence of the effectiveness of existing programs is probably the most serious problem for the expansion of interprofessional education. The objectives of the programs are both to increase the knowledge about the other professions and their scope of practice, and to improve team function, and there are a number of well-established interprofessional programs in Canada that are designed to achieve these objectives, and many other examples of programs that are partial or planned. Despite this, the present interprofessional education initiatives tend to involve only a small proportion of the total health work trainees. There is a need for programs that are more widespread. The most frequent model involves a mandatory experience, which is case-based, involves all the students registered in Health Faculties, and where the students form interprofessional student teams. In addition to examining believable cases, the students also learn some specific information about interacting with the other professions and gain knowledge about the roles, knowledge and contributions that can be made by professions other than their own. This article was published in J Interprof Care and referenced in Journal of Phonetics & Audiology

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