Interprofessional student-led clinics: An innovative approach to the support of older people in the

Fiona Kent, Nicola Martin, Jenny L Keating

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Abstract

A student-led clinic was established to provide both an opportunity for interprofessional student education and the delivery of patient care. Fourth- or final-year students from allied health, medicine, and nursing worked in mixed professional teams to review the health of community-dwelling older people recently discharged from acute hospitals. We designed a prospective evaluation to study services delivered and their perceived value. Between 2011 and 2013, 98 patients who had been recently discharged from an acute medical ward attended the clinic. Students generated referrals for many services, most commonly physiotherapy, podiatry, and review by a general practitioner. Patient perceptions of consultations, measured with the Patient Experience Questionnaire, were gathered from 61 out of 96 (64%) participants and were generally favourable, with the communication domain scoring the most favourably. Undergraduate students, working in mixed professional teams, are able to deliver a useful additional health promotion service to older people
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-128
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Education
  • interprofessional outcomes
  • interprofessional research
  • patient-centred practice
  • team-based practice

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