Healthcare students’ experiences of an interprofessional, student-led neuro-rehabilitation community-based clinic

Gustafsson, Louise, Hutchinson, Laura, Theodoros, Deborah, Williams, Katrina, Copley, Anna, Fagan, Amy and Desha, Laura (2016) Healthcare students’ experiences of an interprofessional, student-led neuro-rehabilitation community-based clinic. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30 2: 259-261. doi:10.3109/13561820.2015.1086730


Author Gustafsson, Louise
Hutchinson, Laura
Theodoros, Deborah
Williams, Katrina
Copley, Anna
Fagan, Amy
Desha, Laura
Title Healthcare students’ experiences of an interprofessional, student-led neuro-rehabilitation community-based clinic
Journal name Journal of Interprofessional Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-9567
1356-1820
Publication date 2016-02-21
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2015.1086730
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 30
Issue 2
Start page 259
End page 261
Total pages 3
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract Student-led clinics are becoming more prominent as educators seek alternate models of clinical education for health professionals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate healthcare students’ experiences of an interprofessional student-led clinic for clients with neurological conditions. Thirteen students representing occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech pathology were recruited for the study. A sequential mixed-methods evaluation was employed and the results from the Interprofessional Education Scale and focus group revealed that the students experienced positive perceptions of working collaboratively with other professions, forming good relationships with others, as well as an increased respect for the roles of other professions. The findings suggest that providing a capstone opportunity, where students can work as part of an interprofessional team with a real client, in a format they may come across in future clinical practice, may be beneficial in providing them with essential interprofessional skills as new graduate health professionals.
Keyword Community
Interprofessional education
Mixed methods
Neurology
Pre-qualification
Student-run
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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