Self-perceived attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional education among different health care professionals in pediatrics

Sebastian Felix Nepomuk Bode, Marianne Giesler, Andrea Heinzmann, Marcus Krüger, Christine Straub

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Abstract

Interprofessional education (IPE) is the basis for interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in health care systems. It has beneficial effects for both patients and health care professionals. IPC is paramount for adequate care of patients and their families, especially in pediatrics. To determine the attitudes of medical doctors (n=121), nurses (n=15), psychologists (n=14), and social workers (n=19) toward IPE and IPC in a tertiary pediatric university teaching hospital, as well as the inpatient and outpatient settings in pediatrics, we developed a questionnaire with 21 items in four categories based on established questionnaires. All participants worked as part of interprofessional teams, and the overwhelming majority valued IPC highly. Most competencies important for IPC were acquired on the job. There was a substantial lack of interprofessional education, especially for medical doctors and psychologists. IPE still needs to be established as part of the undergraduate curriculum at German universities.

Translated title of the contributionSelbsteinschätzung der einstellungen zu interprofessioneller zusammenarbeit und ausbildung angehöriger unterschiedlicher gesundheitsberufe in der pädiatrie
Original languageEnglish
JournalGMS Zeitschrift fur Medizinische Ausbildung
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Interprofessional education
  • Pediatrics

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