ERIC Number: ED062559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
An Interdisciplinary Educational Project in Comprehensive Family Health Care. Final Report.
Tanner, Libby A.
To develop skills and understanding of interdisciplinary teamwork, the University of Miami's Department of Family Medicine and the School of Nursing conducted a project involving 10 teams of medical, nursing, and social work students. The primary objectives of the project were: (1) to instill and maintain positive attitudes in student physicians, nurses, and social workers toward interdisciplinary teamwork in the delivery of comprehensive health care, and (2) to increase mutual understanding of the differing orientations and skills of these professions. Based on data collected by such means as closed-circuit television and objective testing, significant differences between experimental and control groups were not revealed. However, the comparison group showed some significantly less favorable attitudes toward certain concepts. Subjective evaluations from students, preceptors, and families indicated project success. The study points to the need for more opportunities for student teams to work together early in their professional education and has implications for curricular modifications in health professional schools. Evaluation forms are appended. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. School of Medicine.