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Service Learning in Guatemala: Using Qualitative Content Analysis to Explore an Interdisciplinary Learning Experience Among Students in Health Care Professional Programs
Nursing Faculty Publications
  • Kathleen S. Fries, Sacred Heart University
  • Donna M. Bowers, Sacred Heart University
  • Margo Gross, Sacred Heart University
  • Lenore Frost, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-8-2013
Abstract

What is the experience of interprofessional collaboration as a nursing, occupational, or physical therapy health care student taking part in a weeklong service-learning experience? Interprofessional collaboration among health care professionals yields improved patient outcomes, yet many students in health care programs have limited exposure to interprofessional collaboration in the classroom and in clinical and service-learning experiences. This practice gap implies that students enter their professions without valuing interprofessional collaboration and the impact it has on promoting positive patient outcomes.

The aim of this study was to describe the interprofessional experiences of students in health care professional programs as they collaborated to provide health care to Guatemalan citizens over a 7-day period.

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Published: Fries, Kathleen S. et al. "Service Learning in Guatemala: Using Qualitative Content Analysis to Explore an Interdisciplinary Learning Experience Among Students in Health Care Professional Programs." Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare 6 (2013 8 Feb.): 45-52.

PMID: 23430865
DOI
10.2147/JMDH.S35867
Citation Information
Fries, Kathleen S. et al. "Service Learning in Guatemala: Using Qualitative Content Analysis to Explore an Interdisciplinary Learning Experience Among Students in Health Care Professional Programs." Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare 6 (2013 8 Feb.): 45-52.