Interprofessional Learning in the Simulation Laboratory : Nursing and Pharmacy Students’ Experiences
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Original versionHammer, H. & Vasset, F. P. (2019). Interprofessional Learning in the Simulation Laboratory: Nursing and Pharmacy Students’ Experiences. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 9(1). doi: 10.22230/jripe.2019v9n1a277
Background: Using simulation as an educational method to learn collaborative practice requires the involvement of various professional education programs where the intention is to learn from, with, and about each other. Methods: is study describes pharmacy and nursing students´ experiences with interprofessional education. Aer interprofessional simulation, three focus group interviews with bachelor students were conducted. e data were analysed using Giorgi’s qualitative content analysis method. Findings: e students found that IPE closed knowledge gaps, change a stereotypical perception of professional roles, and enhance patient safety. Full-scale simulation appears to be an effective arena for learning clinical judgement, improving communication skills, and developing knowledge of pharmacodynamics. Conclusion: Interprofessional education may be necessary for professionals to enhance their ability to interact more effectively in the future.