Attracting the interprofessional collaboration between physical therapy, speech therapy and ABSN nursing students working with patients diagnosed with stroke during simulation

Debra R. Wallace, Jaya Mini Gill


The purpose of this mixed methods interprofessional simulation was to assess health science university students in physical therapy, speech therapy, and nursing to the positive role of interprofessional collaboration by means of a live actor stroke simulation. The interprofessional simulation was divided into two segments which was comprised of: 1) the application of various teaching methods and orientation to the simulation lab, and 2) taking part in the organized simulated interprofessional care plan and subsequently participating in the debriefing and self-reflective exercises learning experiences. Logistic regression was used to measure quantitative outcomes including the Simulation Evaluation Survey questionnaire. The results were statistically significant. Qualitative data was obtained during simulation debriefing sessions, and was coded and analyzed. Incorporating the importance of inter-professional collaboration in professional program students helps promote team work, leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. The authors recommend incorporating interprofessional simulation in the curriculum for health care educational programs.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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