Event Title

Assessing Interprofessional Continuing Education and Planning ahead

Location

Executive Dining Hall

Start Date

27-2-2014 9:45 AM

Description

Purpose – The purpose of this survey is to check the concept of Interprofessional education (IPE) to continuing education among working physicians.

Design/methodology/approach – The study assessed 150 randomly selected working physicians of the Aga Khan University Hospital. A very short questionnaire based on one-best type was designed and piloted to check its completion within 90 seconds. Four quick questions were dedicated at C1 & C2 level focused to check the knowledge and understanding of the physicians to IPE.

Findings – The results showed 100% response rate. Majority (i.e. > 80%) of the respondents were familiar with the term IPE. The next three items were mainly focused to check the understanding of the physicians regarding the IPE ability in continuing education to improve communication, teamwork, healthcare coordination and quality (n=69 i.e. 46%); impact of IPE on patient-centered care and physician care (n=89 i.e. 59%); and its contextual understanding (n=40 i.e. 27%). Research limitations/implications – The study is subject to desirability bias. The second limitation was the single university setting that restricts the generalizability of the results.

Practical implications – The results and recommendations of this survey will definitely give a kick-start to CME organizers within Pakistan to promote and address the learning needs and professional gaps through this interdisciplinary IPE model.

Originality/value – There is no other study in the Pakistani context that assesses the concept of IPE model to continuing education among working physicians and hence this paper is of high interest.

Keywords: Interprofessional education, continuing education, physicians, survey

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Assessing Interprofessional Continuing Education and Planning ahead

Executive Dining Hall