Are first-year healthcare undergraduates at an Asian university ready for interprofessional education?

Ahmad, Muhammad Imran, Chan, Sally Wai-chi, Wong, Li Lian, Tan, Mui Ling and Liaw, Sok Ying (2013) Are first-year healthcare undergraduates at an Asian university ready for interprofessional education?. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27 4: 341-343. doi:10.3109/13561820.2013.769094


Author Ahmad, Muhammad Imran
Chan, Sally Wai-chi
Wong, Li Lian
Tan, Mui Ling
Liaw, Sok Ying
Title Are first-year healthcare undergraduates at an Asian university ready for interprofessional education?
Journal name Journal of Interprofessional Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-1820
1469-9567
Publication date 2013-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2013.769094
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 4
Start page 341
End page 343
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract The health professions education at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is addressing the change in health service delivery in Singapore through the provision of interprofessional education (IPE). The success of this educational approach depends on the readiness of health profession students to learn together. Although such readiness has been explored in the Western institutions, little is known among healthcare students in Asian university. This study aimed to examine the readiness of healthcare students' toward IPE at NUS. The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale was administered to first-year medical, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry students. Overall, the students' readiness for IPE was high. However, compared to the medical students, a significant less readiness was reported by the pharmacy and dentistry students. This study advocates the need to enhance the pharmacy and dentistry students' awareness of their professional role on collaborative practice and the benefits of IPE to their clinical practice.
Keyword Attitudes
Interprofessional education
Readiness
Students
Survey
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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