Achieving Interprofessional Health Education Through the Use of E-Resources: Exploring the Experience of two Different Undergraduate Professional Groups

Achieving Interprofessional Health Education Through the Use of E-Resources: Exploring the Experience of two Different Undergraduate Professional Groups

Karen Harrison (Coventry University, UK) and Lorraine McFarland (Coventry University, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-783-8.ch309

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Background

A healthcare professional from a single discipline would find it difficult to provide inclusive care that addresses all issues required to improve a patient’s health. An interprofessional approach to treatment enables individuals from various disciplines to share their unique perspectives by integrating information and working as a team to enhance a patient’s health status (Parsell & Bligh, 1998). Interprofessional learning aims to facilitate the communication and collaboration between healthcare professionals, which is required to address each aspect of a patient’s rehabilitation (Lumague, Morgan, Mak, Hanna, Kwong, Cameron, Zener & Sinclair, 2006) by creating a holistic healthcare package through empowering a group of professionals to cope with issues that surpass the scope of any one profession (Barr, 2002).

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