Learning outcomes for interprofessional education (IPE): Literature review and synthesis

Thistlethwaite, Jill and Moran, Monica (2010) Learning outcomes for interprofessional education (IPE): Literature review and synthesis. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 24 5: 503-513. doi:10.3109/13561820.2010.483366

Author Thistlethwaite, Jill
Moran, Monica
Title Learning outcomes for interprofessional education (IPE): Literature review and synthesis
Journal name Journal of Interprofessional Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-1820
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2010.483366
Volume 24
Issue 5
Start page 503
End page 513
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract As part of a World Health Organization (WHO) initiative we searched the literature to explore defined learning outcomes for interprofessional education between 1988, when the last WHO technical report on interprofessional education was published, and 2009. We describe and synthesize findings from 88 citations over this 21 year period. There is a variety in the way learning outcomes are presented but there are many similarities between specific outcomes and/or objectives. Papers describing educational interventions do not always include specific outcomes or objectives. Our findings have been integrated into a list of learning outcomes with six categories for further debate and discussion. This project is part of a wider initiative initiated by the WHO in 2007 to review the current position of interprofessional education worldwide. It is also a sub-project of a learning and teaching grant funded by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching within Australia. In this paper we use the CAIPE definition of interprofessional education: "Occasions when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care" (Barr, 2002).
Keyword Interprofessional learning
Interprofessional education
Learning outcomes
Literature review
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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