Interprofessional collaboration in public health
Nursing Education Perspectives
Public health departments exemplify interprofessional collaboration. Nursing and public health education students are required to complete practicum hours or an internship respectively in community health, yet placements at health departments are limited and competitive. This study evaluated the effects of an interprofessional education intervention on community health nursing and health education students' current interprofessional awareness and understanding, and intent to collaborate interprofessionally. Results showed that the majority of participants felt that their interprofessional awareness, understanding, and intent to collaborate increased. This intervention helped bring an example of the health department experience to students and demonstrate its interprofessional nature.
Link to Published Version
Hoffman, J. L., & Cowdery, J. E. (2021). Interprofessional collaboration in public health. Nursing Education Perspectives, 42(1), 46–48. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000591