Journal article

Promoting interprofessional understandings through online learning: A qualitative examination

Lisa McKenna, Malcolm Boyle, Claire Palermo, Elizabeth Molloy, Brett Williams, Ted Brown

Nursing and Health Sciences | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014

Abstract

Interprofessional education is increasingly a core component of health professional curricula. It has been suggested that interprofessional education can directly enhance patient care outcomes. However, literature has reported many difficulties in its successful implementation. This study investigated students' perceptions of participating in an online, Web-based module to facilitate interprofessional education. Three focus groups, each with 13-15 students, from emergency health (paramedic), nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and nutrition and dietetics were conducted with students who participated in an online interprofessional education module at one Australian university. Thema..

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