Friday 28 January 2022

IPR.Global Pearls - Learning in lockdown: exploring the impact of COVID-19 on interprofessional education

A series of publications in the British Journal of Midwifery are in progress from members of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) Research Experience Subgroup. 

The series aims to explore international experiences of ‘learning in lockdown’ from the perspectives of students, academics, and service users as IPE delivery transitioned to emergency remote teaching during the COVID pandemic.

The papers offer a rich and unique data source to inform future IPE provision with respect to the liminal changes that had to be made because of COVID restrictions. The series considers the context of IPE provision, the impact of COVID-19, student experiences, academic experiences, impacts on practice-based learning, assessment of IPE, impact on service user provision and lessons learnt for future planning.  

The goal of this series is to share insight into, and authentic experiences of, the global impact of the COVID pandemic on IPE provision. The papers report on the benefits and challenges of interprofessional learning in lockdown, offering the global community opportunity to build resourcefulness, resilience, capacity, and readiness for managing the future of interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Complete list of authors: Alison Power, Michael Palapal Sy, Maggie Hutchings, Tracy Coleman, Alla El-Awaisi, Gatera Fiston Kitema, Jean Gallagher, Chulani Herath, Nichola McLarnon, Shobhana Nagraj, Veronica O'Carroll, Melissa Owens, Vikki Park, Emma Pope, Lisa-Christin Wetzlmair, P Jane Greaves, and Elizabeth S Anderson.