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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 162-168

Looking to the future: Framing the implementation of interprofessional education and practice with scenario planning


1 University of Derby, United Kingdom
2 School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western , Perth, Australia
3 Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dawn Forman
University of Derby, Derby
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1357-6283.178608

Background: Adapting to interprofessional education and practice requires a change of perspective for many health professionals. We aimed to explore the potential of scenario planning to bridge the understanding gap and framing strategic planning for interprofessional education (IPE) and practice (IPP), as well as to implement innovative techniques and technology for large-group scenario planning. Methods: A full-day scenario planning workshop incorporating innovative methodology was designed and offered to participants. The 71 participants included academics from nine universities, as well as service providers, government, students and consumer organisations. The outcomes were evaluated by statistical and thematic analysis of a mixed method survey questionnaire.Results: The scenario planning method resulted in a positive response as a means of collaboratively exploring current knowledge and broadening entrenched attitudes. It was perceived to be an effective instrument for framing strategy for the implementation of IPE/IPP, with 81 percent of respondents to a post-workshop survey indicating they would consider using scenario planning in their own organisations. Discussion: The scenario planning method can be used by tertiary academic institutions as a strategy in developing, implementing and embedding IPE, and for the enculturation of IPP in practice settings.


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