Paramedic and student midwives' experiences of interprofessional learning

Ward, Richard ORCID logo ORCID: (2016) Paramedic and student midwives' experiences of interprofessional learning. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 8 (9).

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The World Health Organisation (WHO, 2010) recognises that interprofessional learning (IPL) in education institutes is an innovative strategy in mitigating the health workforce crisis and improving patient outcomes. Almost 50 years of evidence has enabled the WHO and its partners to conclude that IPL is a part of education that will shape an effective and collaborative workforce, which will ultimately support local health needs. Furthermore Barr, Helme and D'Avray (2014) highlighted that IPL should be embedded across university programmes, in order to maximise the learning experiences of healthcare students. The authors identified a lack of research into IPL between student midwives and paramedic students. The two professions work closely together in the management of pre-hospital obstetric births and emergencies, and the authors believe a greater understanding of each other’s roles is paramount to enable optimal patient care.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Paramedic Practice
Publisher: MA Healthcare
ISSN: 2041-9457
Departments: Institute of Health > Centre for Excellence in Paramedic Practice
Depositing User: Richard Ward
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2023 12:46
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 16:03


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