Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2019

Publication Source

Journal of Allied Health

Abstract

Physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) professional associations assert the importance that entry-level therapists learn and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for interprofessional collaborative practice; however, the majority of PT and OT programs do not have the other discipline at their university. A challenge exists for the creation of a transparent active learning opportunity promoting interprofessional student engagement when the two professions do not reside in the same university. This case study provides a model for how to feasibly create an interprofessional experience for students in universities that do not include a complementary or collaborative allied health professional program, using various technologies. While creating this collaborative project, we provided opportunities to meet the Interprofessional Education Collaborative’s (IPEC) competencies: a) value/ethics for interprofessional practice, b) roles and responsibilities, c) interprofessional communication, and d) teams and teamwork through participation in a breast cancer survivorship research study. Within this demonstration project, the faculty were able to make “micro level” changes to foster interprofessional collaboration among universities with other allied health profession programs, which may lead to improved health outcomes for our clients.

Inclusive pages

e1117-e122

ISBN/ISSN

0090-7421

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

Following a required embargo, this article is provided for download with the permission of the publisher, consistent with the publisher's policy on self-archiving. Permission documentation is on file. To gain access to the publication before the embargo's expiration, use the link provided.

Publisher

Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions

Volume

48

Issue

4

Peer Reviewed

yes

Embargoed until Tuesday, December 01, 2020

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