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Interprofessional education in mental health services: learning together for better team working

  • Daniel Kinnair, Elizabeth Anderson, Henderikus van Diepen and Cath Poyser
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Interprofessional education, learning which brings together different professional groups, helps to prepare practitioners for effective team-based collaborative practice and is now included in all undergraduate training programmes in the health professions. We explore the merits of team-based interprofessional learning, drawing on learning theory and mental health policy. We endorse the use of a practice-based interprofessional education model involving patients in which students experience the complexity of team working and the clinical team gain a more detailed analysis of team processes, which can enhance the quality of patient care. The model has been replicated for undergraduate education in mental healthcare and could easily be used for postgraduate staff. Interprofessional education at postgraduate level could foster the ongoing team-based reflective learning needed to enable mental health services in the UK to adapt to the dramatic changes both in their organisation and in the roles and responsibilities of individual professions.

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Dr Daniel Kinnair, Maidstone Centre, St Peter's Health Centre, Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester LE2 0TA, UK. Email: Daniel.kinnair@leicspart.nhs.uk
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D. K. is an elected board member of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE). E. A. is a past CAIPE board member.

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