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An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience Through Applied Clinical Practice with Community Volunteers
Journal of Allied Health (2004)
  • Dana Howell, Idaho State University
  • Nancy Devine, Idaho State University
  • Lisa Portsman, University of Texas at El Paso
Abstract
Allied health professionals typically begin working on an interdisciplinary health care team immediately upon entering the workforce. Interdisciplinary health care teams are believed to be cost-effective, to result in better patient outcomes, and to lower staff burnout and turnover. Although teamwork often is standard practice in the workplace, allied health students may receive little to no formal training in working with other professionals while in school. Instead, it may be assumed that this knowledge is inherent or that developing the skills necessary to work as part of a team while on clinical affiliation or postgraduation is acceptable.
Keywords
  • interdisciplinary learning experience allied health professionals,
  • allied health professionals training,
  • allied health professionals education
Publication Date
2004
Citation Information
Dana Howell, Nancy Devine and Lisa Portsman. "An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience Through Applied Clinical Practice with Community Volunteers" Journal of Allied Health Vol. 33 Iss. 3 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danahowell/19/