The contemporary prescriber: improving working relationships between disciplines.
UK policy promotes collaborative working and integrated care, with professions working from common competency frameworks. Interprofessional Education is acknowledged as an effective approach to enabling collaborative practice. Key to success is the opportunity for genuine practical engagement and interaction, allowing development of mutual respect and insight into the perspectives of other. Traditional teaching replaced with online and e-learning technologies. Students are divided into multidisciplinary teams to explore various aspects of a complex patient case. Facilitated discussion between teams who have explored different aspects of the case, a plenary session, reflection and personal development planning conclude the cycle of learning. Descriptive statistics and thematic analysis are being used to assess student’s perceived changes in knowledge and confidence relating learning outcomes along with exploration of skill and knowledge acquisition.
Citation : Harrison, T., Dunbar, H., Ford, K. (2019) The contemporary prescriber: improving working relationships between disciplines. Pharmacy Education Conference, Manchester, UK, June 2019.
Research Institute : Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care
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