An action research protocol to strengthen system-wide inter-professional learning and practice [LP0775514]

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Braithwaite, Jeffrey, Westbrook, Johanna I., Foxwell, A. Ruth, Boyce, Rosalie, Devinney, Timothy, Budge, Marc, Murphy, Karen, Ryall, Mary-Ann, Beutel, Jenny, Vanderheide, Rebecca, Renton, Elizabeth, Travaglia, Joanne, Stone, Judy, Barnard, Amanda, Greenfield, David, Corbett, Angus, Nugus, Peter and Clay-Williams, Robyn. 2007. "An action research protocol to strengthen system-wide inter-professional learning and practice [LP0775514]." BMC Health Services Research. 7, pp. 144-153. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-7-144
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An action research protocol to strengthen system-wide inter-professional learning and practice [LP0775514]

ERA Journal ID13444
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBraithwaite, Jeffrey (Author), Westbrook, Johanna I. (Author), Foxwell, A. Ruth (Author), Boyce, Rosalie (Author), Devinney, Timothy (Author), Budge, Marc (Author), Murphy, Karen (Author), Ryall, Mary-Ann (Author), Beutel, Jenny (Author), Vanderheide, Rebecca (Author), Renton, Elizabeth (Author), Travaglia, Joanne (Author), Stone, Judy (Author), Barnard, Amanda (Author), Greenfield, David (Author), Corbett, Angus (Author), Nugus, Peter (Author) and Clay-Williams, Robyn (Author)
Journal TitleBMC Health Services Research
Journal Citation7, pp. 144-153
Number of Pages10
Year2007
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd.
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
ISSN1472-6963
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-7-144
Web Address (URL)http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/7/144
Abstract

Background. Inter-professional learning (IPL) and inter-professional practice (IPP) are thought to be critical determinants of effective care, improved quality and safety and enhanced provider morale, yet few empirical studies have demonstrated this. Whole-of-system research is even less prevalent. We aim to provide a four year, multi-method, multi-collaborator action research program of IPL and IPP in defined, bounded health and education systems located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The project is funded by the Australian Research Council under its industry Linkage Program.
Methods/Design. The program of research will examine in four inter-related, prospective studies, progress with IPL and IPP across tertiary education providers, professional education, regulatory and registration bodies, the ACT health system's streams of care activities and teams, units and wards of the provider facilities of the ACT health system. One key focus will be on push-pull mechanisms, ie, how the education sector creates student-enabled IPP and the health sector demands IPL-oriented practitioners. The studies will examine four research aims and meet 20 research project objectives in a comprehensive evaluation of ongoing progress with IPL and IPP.
Discussion. IPP and IPL are said to be cornerstones of health system reforms. We will measure progress across an entire health system and the clinical and professional education systems that feed into it. The value of multi-methods, partnership research and a bi-directional push-pull model of IPL and IPP will be tested. Widespread dissemination of results to practitioners, policymakers, managers and researchers will be a key project goal.

Keywordsacademic medical centers; Australian Capital Territory; cooperative behavior; public health professional; health care reform; health services research; interprofessional relations; pilot projects; program development; program evaluation; public health administration; systems integration
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390403. Educational administration, management and leadership
420306. Health care administration
470108. Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0),
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of New South Wales
University of Sydney
University of Canberra
University of Queensland
Australian National University
Department of Health, Australian Capital Territory
Department of Health, South Australia
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