The influence of culture, structure and human agency on interprofessional learning in a neurosurgical practice learning setting: A case study

Derbyshire, Julie and Machin, Alison (2020) The influence of culture, structure and human agency on interprofessional learning in a neurosurgical practice learning setting: A case study. Journal of Interprofessional Care. ISSN 1356-1820 (In Press)

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Abstract

The World Health Organisation support the notion that interprofessional learning (IPL) improves health care outcomes and contributes to safe, effective and high-quality care. Consequently, IPL is an integral component within most UK undergraduate health care programmes. Although much is written about IPL, research to date has mainly focused on the classroom or simulation lab as a setting for IPL. Less is known about how the practice learning environment influences the experiences and outcomes for those involved. A case study research design, situated within a critical realist framework, was undertaken which aimed to better understand how IPL was facilitated for undergraduate health care student within a neurosurgical practice learning setting. Interviews, non-participatory observations and secondary documentary data were used as the methods of data collection to inform the case. Thematic analysis was undertaken, and the findings clustered into overarching themes of culture, structure and human agency, facilitating a more in-depth exploration of the complex interplay between the factors influencing IPL in the study setting. IPL was supported within the setting which operated as an 'interprofessional community of practice’, facilitating student engagement and investing in its staff for the benefit of the patients who had complex neurological needs. A Practice-Based IPL Multi-Dimensional Assessment Tool was also created to enable colleagues in practice learning environments worldwide to better understand their capability and capacity for the facilitation of practice based IPL.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interprofessional learning Practice education Collaboration Neurology Case study
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 14:26
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2020 14:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42926

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