Opportunities for inter-professional education in neonatal healthcare: An integrative review
Repository Posting Date2019-09-19T20:41:24Z
Author DetailsMariana Schepper, Life Healthcare - Life College of Learning
Lead Author Sigma AffliationChi Xi at-Large
Other Title(s)Breaking down professional silos for collaborative practice
Level of EvidenceLiterature Review
Background - Coordinated care with clear communication is needed in neonatal intensive care units in South Africa.
Purpose - Neonatal care is an area which offers opportunities for inter-professional education and collaboration. The healthcare team share several competencies and the members are working interdependently. Coordinated care and communication can enhance outcomes for neonates and their families, which can be developed through inter-professional education.
Methods - An integrative review was done to explore opportunities for inter-professional education in neonatal practice.
Results - Inter-professional education in neonatal practice need to focus on shared competencies, without losing disciplinary relevance. Teaching and learning strategies need to be well structured to enhance deep learning, find a common language and develop ways to learn from and with each other to improve neonatal outcomes.
Conclusion(s) - Opportunities for inter-professional education and care exist in neonatal practice in the South African context.
Implications - This review can inform quality improvement projects in public and private healthcare institutions to enhance inter-professional education in neonatal practice to benefit neonates and their families.
Conference NameInter-professional Education and Collaborative Practice for Africa Conference
Conference HostSigma Theta Tau International, Tau Lambda at-Large Chapter
Amref International University
WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre for the African region
Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN)
WHO Regional Office for Africa
Conference LocationNairobi, Kenya
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