Title

Impact of a one-time interprofessional education event for rehabilitation after stroke for students in the health professions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

© 2019 Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Wash., DC. AIMS: Faculty in the healthcare professions are engaging their students in a variety of interprofessional education (IPE) experiences. One such experience is a one-time IPE event, performed over 2 consecutive years by 2 different cohorts, involving 342 students in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and therapeutic recreation. The aim was to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the impact of a stroke, the rehabilitation process, the rehabilitation team and their own profession, as well as incorporating the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. METHODS: The event had 3 separate components: a small group discussion on a pre-assigned case of a patient who had a stroke, a patient panel, and a clinician panel. RESULTS: All answers to the survey questions taken by students who attended the IPE event improved significantly at posttest (p<0.001). The IPE event was well received by the students (89.0% reported that the overall experience was good-excellent). CONCLUSION: This one-time event involving four health professions was successful in exposing the students to IPE.

Publication Name

Journal of Allied Health

Volume Number

48

First Page

167

Last Page

171

Issue Number

3

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