Interprofessional communication (IPC) for medical students: a scoping review

Bok, Chermaine, Cheng, Han Ng, Koh, Jeffery Wei Heng, Zhi, Hao Ong, Ghazali, Haziratul Zakirah Binte, Tan, Lorraine Hui En, Yun, Ting Ong, Cheong, Clarissa Wei Shuen, Chin, Annelissa Mien Chew, Mason, Stephen ORCID: 0000-0002-4020-6869
et al (show 1 more authors) (2020) Interprofessional communication (IPC) for medical students: a scoping review. BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION, 20 (1). 372-.

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<h4>Background</h4>Effective Interprofessional Communication (IPC) between healthcare professionals enhances teamwork and improves patient care. Yet IPC training remains poorly structured in medical schools. To address this gap, a scoping review is proposed to study current IPC training approaches in medical schools.<h4>Methods</h4>Krishna's Systematic Evidence Based Approach (SEBA) was used to guide a scoping review of IPC training for medical students published between 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2018 in PubMed, ScienceDirect, JSTOR, Google Scholar, ERIC, Embase, Scopus and PsycINFO. The data accrued was independently analysed using thematic and content analysis to enhance the reproducibility and transparency of this SEBA guided review.<h4>Results</h4>17,809 titles and abstracts were found, 250 full-text articles were reviewed and 73 full text articles were included. Directed Content analysis revealed 4 categories corresponding to the levels of the Miller's Pyramid whilst thematic analysis revealed 5 themes including the indications, stages of trainings and evaluations, content, challenges and outcomes of IPC training. Many longitudinal programs were designed around the levels of Miller's Pyramid.<h4>Conclusion</h4>IPC training is a stage-wise, competency-based learning process that pivots on a learner-centric spiralled curriculum. Progress from one stage to the next requires attainment of the particular competencies within each stage of the training process. Whilst further studies into the dynamics of IPC interactions, assessment methods and structuring of these programs are required, we forward an evidenced based framework to guide design of future IPC programs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interprofessional communication, Medical education, Undergraduate medical training, Medical students, Communications skills, Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2020 10:03
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:18
DOI: 10.1186/s12909-020-02296-x
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