Auditing an organization's interprofessional learning and interprofessional practice: the interprofessional praxis audit framework (IPAF)

David Greenfield*, Peter Nugus, Joanne Travaglia, Jeffrey Braithwaite

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Abstract

Interprofessional learning (IPL) and interprofessional practice (IPP) are strategies for healthcare services' striving to improve patient care. While health professionals are enacting IPL and IPP, the capacity to understand and comprehensively map IPL and IPP activities has remained elusive. Additionally, understanding and accounting for the impact of organizational context and culture on IPL and IPP requires attention. This paper presents the "interprofessional praxis audit framework" (IPAF), which is a unique tool to address these two issues. The IPAF comprises five components: context, culture, conduct, attitudes and information. Conjoined, the components facilitate examination of an organization's enactment of IPL and IPP. Utilized within an action research methodology, the IPAF enables a synchronized inspection, whereby similarities and differences of the components are considered simultaneously, and the knowledge developed is used to promote change projects to improve patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-449
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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