Informal interprofessional education on placement: the views and experiences of postgraduate (preregistration) occupational therapy students

Quinn, P. and Morris, Karen ORCID logo ORCID: (2017) Informal interprofessional education on placement: the views and experiences of postgraduate (preregistration) occupational therapy students. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80 (S8). pp. 67-68.

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While the College of Occupational Therapists (2013) supports interprofessional education (IPE) at the pre-registration level, a review of existing literature has indicated a variety of barriers to achieving this, particularly for post-graduate level Occupational Therapy students (Pollard et al., 2004; Howell, 2009). While IPE is addressed informally by many students on placement, little is known about this phenomenon (Pollard, 2009). Therefore, the research question seeks to discover the views and experiences of postgraduate (pre-registration) Occupational Therapy students towards informal IPE on practice placement.
The research aims to:
• discover how IPE may occur on student placements
• determine the value students place upon IPE
• identify any barriers to effective IPE for students on placement, and how these are negotiated.
The research question shall be addressed using a convenience sample of 4–6 MSc (pre-registration) Occupational Therapy students. Research participants shall be asked to complete a short questionnaire, followed by a focus group surveying their views and experiences of IPE on placement. Data shall be analysed using an interpretative phenomenological approach, capitalising upon the researcher’s recent practice placement experience (Shaw, 2010). The completed research article is due to be completed by 8 May 2017. It is anticipated that research findings will inform occupational therapy educators and practice placement providers when arranging and evaluating student practice placements.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: SAGE Publications / College of Occupational Therapists
ISSN: 1477-6006
Departments: Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Abstract from Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Annual Conference, Birmingham, 19-20 June 2017 (poster abstract: P4).
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 18:02


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