Students’ Perception and Readiness towards Inter-Professional Learning

Javaria Mukhtar, Muhammad Hussain, Kousar Perveen, Muhammad Afzal, Syed Amir Gilani

Abstract

Inter-professional learning is helpful for students to identify other professionals for team work and collaboration which results in improved patient care out come and also improve Communication among health professionals and patients. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between readiness and perception of students towards inter-professional learning. A correlation, cross-sectional study was done with Two hundred and eighty five undergraduate Nursing and Paramedical students from Jan, 2018 to May, 2018. Convenient sampling was used to collect data. The Readiness for Inter-Professional Learning Scale (RIPLS) and Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS) were used to measure the readiness and perception of students regarding inter-professional leaning. The data were analyzed using software Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) (Version 21). Spearman rho correlation test was used to explore the relationship of variables. The results showed statically significant positive correlation between the readiness and Perception of students regarding inter-professional learning (p=.000). This study indicated that there is strong positive correlation between readiness and perception of students towards inter-professional learning but students have least response towards team work and collaboration. Study suggests that inter-professional education should introduce in the curriculum of nursing and paramedical students to promote team work and share learning.

Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 5, Issue-3: 192-200

Keywords

Readiness; Perception; Nursing; Paramedical; Students; Inter-professional learning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v5i3.20610

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