An evaluation of interprofessional education for health and social care professionals : the teachers' views
Ni Mhaolrúnaigh, Siobhán (2001) An evaluation of interprofessional education for health and social care professionals : the teachers' views. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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There is accumulative evidence and successive government policy to suggest that
the health and social care professions need to provide integrated services to the
public. Interprofessional education is regarded as a solution to the problem and
has developed from this demand. Educational initiatives of an interprofessional
nature are now a regular occurrence. The role of the teacher in facilitating these
programmes has been largely overlooked. The purpose of this thesis was to
address this imbalance. The study adopted the illuminative evaluation paradigm
to investigate the teachers' perceptions of interprofessional education and shared
learning milieu. It took the form of three surveys. The first survey addressed the
perceptions of the course leaders in centres for teacher education. The second
survey involved new teachers, mentors and managers in colleges for nursing and
midwifery education at that time. The third survey addressed interprofessional
education from the perceptions of teachers of health and social care professions
who were involved in IPE programmes in higher education. The central research
question underlying the study was how do teachers view and implement IPE?
Essential to this was the question are teachers prepared for their role in
interprofessional education? Multiple methods were used to collect the data and
both quantitative and qualitative methods were used in analysis. Non parametric
statistics were applied to quantitative data. Computer assisted analysis was used
for the qualitative data through a purpose built database using ACCESS software.
The results showed that teachers or students did not have preparation for
interprofessional education while the majority of teachers felt that they required
it. The evidence suggested a lack of commitment at strategic level, and a lack of
structuring and planning of resources to accommodate this type of education.
Teachers were aware of the benefits interprofessional education could offer, but
were sceptical as to the motives underlying it. In reality, interprofessional
education was less than the proposed principles behind it.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Medical education -- Great Britain, Social work education -- Great Britain, Interprofessional education|
|Official Date:||January 2001|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Continuing Education|
|Extent:||v, 276  leaves|
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