Being at EASE: Student Perceptions of Interprofessional Practice Following an Experiential Interprofessional Application for Sensitive Patient Encounters
Learning to interact and collaborate with other professions is key to optimal patient care and is best achieved when started during one's education. This study implemented an interprofessional education simulation with family nurse practitioner and social work students utilizing standardized patients who presented with sensitive issues. The Student Perceptions of Interprofessional Clinical Education-Revised and Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale questionnaires were given before and after the activity. Significant changes were noted in both student groups regarding attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional collaboration. Interprofessional collaboration is crucial. Introducing interprofessional education in the education curriculum of health professionals can help future providers achieve essential competencies.
Osborne, V. A., Rosenbloom, S., & Glenn, C. H. (2022). Being at EASE: Student perceptions of interprofessional practice following an experiential interprofessional application for sensitive patient encounters. Nursing Education Perspectives, 43(6):E82-E84. Doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000943.