ERIC Number: ED244527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Linking Interprofessional Education to Practice.
Spencer, Mark H.; Battison, Sara
The impact of interprofessional education experiences at Ohio State University on the subsequent attitudes and practices of graduates in professional roles was studied. Interprofessional education may involve classroom lecture and simulated experiences, as well as field experiences. A second dimension of interprofessional education concerns the makeup of students and faculty. Questionnaires were administered to graduates who were practicing professionals to determine the influence of participation in interprofessional courses on: the attitudes, beliefs, and behavior of professionals regarding interprofessional education and practice. Attention was also directed to interprofessional education course objectives, including an understanding of the response of one's profession to current social and ethical issues, and an appreciation of the response of other professions to these issues. Interprofessional education experiences did not appear to affect beliefs; however, course participants demonstrated stronger agreement with a series of attitude statements regarding interprofessional education and practice. In addition, course participants more frequently responded that they had participated in interprofessional practice than did nonparticipants. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Commission on Interprofessional Education and Practice.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).