Facilitating and Evaluating a Interprofessional Elective on Global Health Issues1.ppt

Facilitating and Evaluating
a Interprofessional Elective
on Global Health Issues
Ranit Beck (MSc OT ‘07)
Brian Cooper (MSc OT ‘07)
Beth MacMillan (MSc OT ‘07)
Alex Harris (BNSc ‘08)
Supervisor: Margo Paterson
In the Beginning …
Why this project?
On campus - large interest in international
Limited opportunities for interprofessional
Last year
Build upon pilot project to include a more
varied mix of speakers and students
The Elective:
“Health in the Global Context”
Guest speakers
 Representing
Medicine, Nursing & Rehab
 Focus group/case study session
 The
 95
 28 chosen
 8 Rehab, 12 Medicine, 8 Nursing
24 participants completed the course
Pre and Post course questionnaire
Interprofessional Education Perception Scale (IEPS)
(Luecht et al., 1990)
 Questions developed by QUIPPED
Weekly short reflection
Focus groups
Concepts that Emerged
1) Sharing a Common Interest
 "I
just think it's nice to let people find a
common interest and work from there to
integrate the backgrounds of the different
disciplines as opposed to…if there were an
evening elective on 'working with other
disciplines', I don't think you'd get such a
great attendance".
Concepts that Emerged
2) Global
Sharing Similar Goals
“…we all come with our specialties from our discipline but in the
end what I got from the presentations was that they’re all doing the
same thing… we’re all trying to get to the same goal.”
Role Blurring
Health as a Vehicle for IPE
“…I don’t feel that I gained a better perspective of what each
professional does here, but it’s bettered my understanding of how
they could contribute here.”
Value of Teamwork
“Promoting strong partnerships and mutual respect between
different professions seems essential…the only way to make a
positive, sustainable impact in care abroad is by working together.”
Concepts that Emerged
3) Perceived
Empowerment of one’s own profession:
Implications for Practice
“From a first year nursing perspective, I thought that nurses were
kind of the bottom of the barrel when it comes to the chain but I
found out now that there really isn’t a chain and that my opinion on
things can matter.”
Building respect for other professions:
“Being aware of [other professions’] potential contributions in an
international context, no one profession has any more power or any
more influence than any other discipline which is something that [I’d]
originally thought.”
Perceived Implications for Practice
Challenging Stereotypes:
[Other professions] were setting policy and leading trips overseas
whereas the traditional models have, if anything, a physician lead a
team like that…Whereas [HGC] has given me a better
understanding of why would we work towards having [IP] teams
Establishing Relationships and Trust
“…it just made me realize that you have to work so much more
together cause you do have different views on how you tackle a
problem, so I though that was really beneficial to see how that
Strengths of a Student-Run
Building Leaders
Integration of students from diverse groups
Driven by student interest
Facilitate students to actively take ownership of their education
Increase socialization
Socialization beyond the classroom
Fewer limitations than those found in standard IPE curriculum
Cost effectiveness
Administrative organization
Students are equal
More focus on practical and narrative
 Speakers should expand further on their
experiences working within a team
 Increase inter-professional socialization
Assign groups from day 1
 Include more of an orientation at the beginning