Interprofessional Curriculum at Memorial University: Opportunities and Challenges for Nurses and Nurse Educators

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162272
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Interprofessional Curriculum at Memorial University: Opportunities and Challenges for Nurses and Nurse Educators
Author(s):
Kearney, Anne
Author Details:
Dr. Anne Kearney, PhD, MHSc, BN, RN, Memorial University School of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, email: akearney@mun.ca
Abstract:
Interprofessional collaboration is a key initiative in the reform of a Canadian health care system challenged by increasing costs, fragmented care, high rates of chronic disease, an aging population, and a looming shortage of health care professionals, particularly nurses. It has the potential to improve patient outcomes through the delivery of care by two or more different health professionals. Memorial University has begun an ambitious interprofessional curriculum to promote patient-centred care among the academic units of nursing (three sites), pharmacy, medicine and social work. Components of the curriculum include: 9 discrete learning modules and blocks and collaborative practice placements at the undergraduate level; and one-day interprofessional team-building workshops and a multi-part rural mental health program at the graduate and practice level. The curriculum is delivered in a variety of ways including face-to-face activities, Web-CT, and video-conferencing to remote sites. This presentation will provide an overview of the rationale for interprofessional collaboration and the components of the interprofessional curriculum at Memorial, including evaluation data collected to date. It will also highlight the opportunities and challenges for nurses and nurse educators to both work and teach within these complex models for health care delivery and education.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CASN Nurse Educators Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Held 4 - 7 November, 2007.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInterprofessional Curriculum at Memorial University: Opportunities and Challenges for Nurses and Nurse Educatorsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Anneen_US
dc.author.detailsDr. Anne Kearney, PhD, MHSc, BN, RN, Memorial University School of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, email: akearney@mun.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162272-
dc.description.abstractInterprofessional collaboration is a key initiative in the reform of a Canadian health care system challenged by increasing costs, fragmented care, high rates of chronic disease, an aging population, and a looming shortage of health care professionals, particularly nurses. It has the potential to improve patient outcomes through the delivery of care by two or more different health professionals. Memorial University has begun an ambitious interprofessional curriculum to promote patient-centred care among the academic units of nursing (three sites), pharmacy, medicine and social work. Components of the curriculum include: 9 discrete learning modules and blocks and collaborative practice placements at the undergraduate level; and one-day interprofessional team-building workshops and a multi-part rural mental health program at the graduate and practice level. The curriculum is delivered in a variety of ways including face-to-face activities, Web-CT, and video-conferencing to remote sites. This presentation will provide an overview of the rationale for interprofessional collaboration and the components of the interprofessional curriculum at Memorial, including evaluation data collected to date. It will also highlight the opportunities and challenges for nurses and nurse educators to both work and teach within these complex models for health care delivery and education.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:00:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:00:03Z-
dc.conference.date2007-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nurse Educators Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationKingston, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionHeld 4 - 7 November, 2007.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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