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The evidence base for interprofessional education within health professions education: A protocol for an update review

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Simon Kitto, Arone Wondwossen Fantaye, Nigel Davies, Angus Kennedy McFadyen, Josette Rivera, Ivan Birch, Hugh Barr, Simon Fletcher, Karine Fournier, Andreas Xyrichis

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
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Accepted/In press2022

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Abstract

Interprofessional education (IPE) interventions aiming to promote collaborative competence and improve the delivery of health and social care processes and outcomes continue to evolve. This paper reports on a protocol for an update review that we will conduct to identify and describe how the IPE evidence base has evolved in the last 7 years. We will identify literature through a systematic search of the following electronic databases: Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Education Source, ERIC, and BEI. We will consider all IPE interventions delivered to health professions students and accredited professionals. Peer-reviewed empirical research studies published in any language from June 2014 onwards will be eligible for inclusion. The outcomes of interest are changes in the reaction, attitudes/perceptions, knowledge/skills acquisition, behaviors, organizational practice, and/or benefits to patients. We will perform each task of screening, critical appraisal, data abstraction, and synthesis using at least two members of the review team. The review will enable an update and comprehensive understanding of the IPE evidence base to inform future IPE developments, delivery and evaluation across education and clinical settings.

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