ERIC Number: EJ1058711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
The Use of PBL in an Interprofessional Education Course for Health Care Professional Students
L'Ecuyer, Kristine; Pole, David; Leander, Sheila A.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v9 n1 p9-18 Apr 2015
A problem-based learning (PBL) framework was utilized in a series of six interprofessional team seminars (IPTS) for postbaccalaureate students from seven health professions. The goal of IPTS was to develop a collaborative practice-ready workforce prepared to respond to patient care needs through use of concrete examples, skills development, critical thinking, and problem solving in safe, faculty-facilitated small groups. The collaborative nature of PBL closely correlates with teaching methodologies of the IPTS series. This study analyzed critical reflection assignments of nursing students in accelerated programs to determine the effectiveness of IPTS at preparing students for interprofessional collaborative practice. Findings indicated that PBL is an effective method for teaching interprofessional collaboration skills to nursing students.
Descriptors: Health Education, Professional Education, Problem Based Learning, Team Training, Seminars, Skill Development, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Interprofessional Relationship, Nursing Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Acceleration (Education), Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Teamwork, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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