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Promoting Person-Centered Care for Health Baccalaureate Students: Piloting an Interprofessional Education Approach to Wound Management.

PMID: 36125457 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1097/01.asw.0000873684.24346.be (read at publisher's website )

Christina N Parker, Sandra Johnston, Karen A Theobald,

<h4>Objective</h4>To describe and analyze the implementation of a wound management interprofessional education experience for nursing, podiatry, pharmacy, and exercise and nutrition science health baccalaureate students. The disciplines outside of nursing were invited to join the classes of a wound care elective unit in nursing.<h4>Methods</h4>This study included the development and implementation of a wound care program and observation of all students enrolled in the health disciplines where wound management education was relevant.<h4>Results</h4>Results indicated an increase in students' recognition of their roles and the roles of others within an interprofessional healthcare team. Facilitators reported that students learned to share information and work collaboratively to plan care for people with wounds.<h4>Conclusions</h4>The outcomes confirm that the structured wound management program of interprofessional education within a Faculty of Health course promoted student recognition of wound management and the essential shared approach to person-centered care.

Adv Skin Wound Care (Advances in skin & wound care)
[2022, 35(10):1-8]

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