Enhancing care transitions for older people through interprofessional simulation: a mixed method evaluation
Sykes, SM, Baillie, LJ, Thomas, B, Scotter, J and Martin, F (2017). Enhancing care transitions for older people through interprofessional simulation: a mixed method evaluation. International Journal of Integrated Care.
|Authors||Sykes, SM, Baillie, LJ, Thomas, B, Scotter, J and Martin, F|
Introduction The educational needs of the health and social care workforce for delivering effective integrated care are important. This paper reports on the development, pilot and evaluation of an interprofessional simulation course, which aimed to support integrated care models for care transitions for older people from hospital to home. Theory and methods The course development was informed by a literature review and a scoping exercise with the health and social care workforce. The course ran six times and was attended by health and social care professionals from hospital and community (n=49). The evaluation aimed to elicit staff perceptions of their learning about care transfers of older people and to explore application of learning into practice and perceived outcomes. The study used a sequential mixed method design with questionnaires completed pre (n=44) and post (n=47) course and interviews (n=9) 2-5 months later. Results Participants evaluated interprofessional simulation as a successful strategy. Post-course, participants identified learning points and at the interviews, similar themes with examples of application in practice were: Understanding individual needs and empathy; Communicating with patients and families; Interprofessional working; Working across settings to achieve effective care transitions. Conclusions and discussion An interprofessional simulation course successfully brought together health and social care professionals across settings to develop integrated care skills and improve care transitions for older people with complex needs from hospital to home.
|Keywords||older people; care transitions; integrated care; collaboration; interprofessional working; simulation; 1117 Public Health And Health Services; 1110 Nursing|
|Journal||International Journal of Integrated Care|
|Publisher||Utrecht University, Maastricht University, Groningen University|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:http://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.3055|
|13 Nov 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||26 Oct 2017|
|Accepted||03 Oct 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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