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A Team-Based Practicum Bringing Together Students Across Educational Institutions and Health Professions
Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications
  • Celia P MacDonnell, University of Rhode Island
  • Paul George
  • Jayashree Nimmagadda
  • Samantha Brown, University of Rhode Island
  • Kathleen Gremel
Document Type
Article
Date of Original Version
1-1-2016
DOI
10.5688/ajpe80349
Abstract

Objective. To assess student perceptions of teamwork during an interprofessional exercise and to evaluate if students could identify domestic violence through a standardized patient interview.

Design. Medical, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, and social work students were assigned to teams to interview and examine a patient with a “cut on the hand” later revealed a result of domestic violence. They also practiced suturing technique and developed a patient care plan. A postexercise survey was administered.

Assessment. From 70% to 94% of students surveyed agreed or strongly agreed, respectively, that their responsibilities were clear. All (100%) recognized the benefits of team-based care. Only 38% of the medical students reported team members providing insight into domestic violence, and 52% did not recognize team members as resources for these cases.

Conclusion. Students gained perspective of knowledge and responsibilities of each team member. However, the results suggest further enhancements of curriculum related to domestic violence are needed.

Citation Information

MacDonnell, C., George, P., Nimmagadda, J., Brown, S., & Gremel, K. (2016). A Team-Based Practicum Bringing Together Students Across Educational Institutions and Heath Professions. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 80(3), Article 49.

Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5688/ajpe80349