Interprofessional Health Initiatives in Medicine: A Review

Interprofessional Health Initiatives in Medicine: A Review

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Description: A large amount of care is delivered in the primary healthcare setting and there have been policy drivers over the last decade or longer for interprofessional education and interprofessional collaboration amongst the human healthcare professions However, this has not included veterinary medical students and the concept of One Health. Journal of Interprofessional Care, Scoping Review. Aim To identify the extent, nature, and range of literature on interprofessional initiatives between the human health professions and veterinary medicine.

An interprofessional focus but different terminology, Cross training, Interdisciplinary collaboration, Interprofessional collaboration Multiprofessional collaboration, Great variation across initiatives with regards to Objectives, Intervention , Participants, Outcomes, Focused on the development of skills required for interprofessional collaboration and patient care in the human healthcare setting. No consideration of the benefits for the environment or animals. Postgraduate programmes with broad range of topics under the One Health paradigm but little mention of interprofessional collaboration.

Evidence of impact on team processes/interactions at the human, environmental, animal interface is extremely limited. This is in-line with evidence from human healthcare. .

 
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Domain:  Medicine Category: Veterinary Subcategory: Research and Development - Innovation 
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Contents:
Interprofessional Initiatives Between the
Human Health Professions and Veterinary
Medical Students: A Scoping Review

Professor Molly Courtenay

Journal of Interprofessional Care
Prof Molly Courtenay (University of Surrey, UK)
Prof Patricia A. Conrad (University of California, Davis, US)
Prof Michael Wilkes (University of California, Davis, US)
Prof Roberto La Ragione (University of Surrey, UK)
Prof Noel Fitzpatrick (University of Surrey, UK)

The UK
A large amount of care is delivered in the primary
healthcare setting and there have been policy drivers
over the last decade or longer for interprofessional
education and interprofessional collaboration amongst
the human healthcare professions
However, this has not included veterinary medical
students and the concept of One Health

Scoping Review
Aim
To identify the extent, nature, and range of literature
on interprofessional initiatives between the human
health professions and veterinary medicine

The literature
Nine published articles

The websites of 6 universities searched to
collect further information

Initiatives
Initiatives:
• One day
• Several days
• Courses running through healthcare
professional programmes
• Whole programmes

Terminology
An interprofessional focus but different terminology:





Cross training
Interdisciplinary collaboration
Interprofessional collaboration
Multiprofessional collaboration

Variations
Great variation across initiatives with regards to:





Objectives
Intervention
Participants
Outcomes

Healthcare Professional Programmes
Focused on the development of skills required for
interprofessional collaboration and patient care in
the human healthcare setting. No consideration of
the benefits for the environment or animals

Postgraduate programmes
A broad range of topics under the One Health
paradigm but little mention of interprofessional
collaboration

Outcomes
Evidence of impact on team processes/interactions at
the human, environmental, animal interface is
extremely limited. This is in-line with evidence from
human healthcare

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