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ERIC Number: EJ1159436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Teaching Note--Asserting Social Work's Role in Developing an Interprofessional Education Project
Kobayashi, Rie; Fitzgerald, Cindy
Journal of Social Work Education, v53 n4 p737-743 2017
Interprofessional (IP) education is an essential component of today's health care education. IP education has been recognized and supported for its potential to educate workforce-ready health care clinicians with the knowledge and skills, necessary to collaboratively deliver high-quality, client-centered care. While social work's reflective, patient-centered, and holistic approach to care is invaluable in addressing healthcare challenges at all levels, social work's lack of involvement in IP health care team practice is evident in the development of IP education curriculum with other health care disciplines. This article describes how one School of Social Work at a regional public university became part of a longitudinal IP education project in collaboration with a large R-1 research university, creating an IP opportunity for Master's in Social Work (MSW) students. It also discusses the process taken for social work inclusion in the IP project, an experiential elective course designed to supplement the project, as well as Transformative Learning Theory, the conceptual framework used.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS), Bureau of Health Workforce
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Grant or Contract Numbers: D09HP25920