The Network: Towards Unity for Health Online Community (TUFH) Workshop
Using Mixed-Methods Research Methodology to Design and Evaluate Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Initiatives
Date: December 8, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM UTC
Venue: Zoom - Free of Charge
Registration Link: https://tufh.org/events/99452/registration
Despite improvements in the quantity and quality of evaluative research on interprofessional education, and collaborative practice and care (IPECP), there is still much to be achieved. The research agenda for IPECP should elevate the process of enquiry by focusing on examining and determining the impact of IPECP on service users. The rigorous assessment and evaluation of IPECP initiatives are essential to advancing the discipline. Mixed-methods research can assist IPECP researchers/scholars in producing comprehensive quantitative and qualitative evidence that uncovers multiple perspectives of both paradigms to determine the impact of IPECP on safe high-quality care; understanding the complexity of health care costs; determining ‘collaborative practice-readiness of health and social care professionals; and ultimately improving population and public health. Intended Outcomes: This workshop aims to connect current investigators who wish to understand IPECP and generate new knowledge in this area, using a mixed methodological approach. Participants will be introduced to the principles and key decisions necessary for rigorous mixed-methods research, and how it can be applied by practitioners, educators and health administrators to evaluate IPECP.
Hossein Khalili, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD, FNAP, Director, UW Centre of Interprofessional Practice & Education, University of Wisconsin; President, InterprofessionalResearch.Global
Barbara Maxwell, PT, Ph.D., DPT, MSc, Cert THE, FNAP, Associate Dean & Director INdiana University Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Indiana University
Dean Lising, BSc, BScPT, MHSc, Team-Based Practice and Education Lead, Director, BOOST! Program, Centre for Interprofessional Education, Lecturer, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Andrea Pfeifle, EdD PT FNAP, Associate Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education, The Ohio State University
Veronica O'Carroll, RN, BA(Hons), MSc, PhD. Director of Postgraduate Teaching, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, Scotland UK
Zaid Al-Hamdan RN, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Outcomes for Participants:
At the end of the Workshop participants will be able to:
- Understand the value and impact of mixed methods approaches to IPECP assessment, evaluation, and research.
- Contrast principles and decision-making processes in rigorous mixed-methods IPECP research.
- Apply learnings to participant’s context of practice, education, and research agenda using group knowledge co-creation and integration.
- Round table introductions and sharing experience and one personal goal of the workshop
- Quick review of research in IPECP
- Overview of commonly used mixed-method research methodology (and their common designs) in IPECP
- Small Group Activity - Research knowledge integration: applying mixed-method research methodology in real case scenarios
- Report out and next steps
- Wrap Up
We recommend you to read the following article prior to the event:
Khalili H, Breitbach A, Jensen G, King S, Maxwell B, Nickol D, et al. Global leadership in IPECP research; an intro to co-creation of best practice guidelines. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 2021;24:100445.