Interprofessional Education via Simulation
Abstract: This brief paper is a closer look at Interprofessional education via the use of simulation. A case study that involved three baccalaureate level nursing faculty members was conducted at a large Midwestern University. This case study involved an Interprofessional education simulation experience that involved participation of groups of students from multiple health professions. Interprofessional education is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as two or more professions working together “learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (WHO, 2010, p.10). Simulation allows the user to practice providing safe and effective care in a safe environment (Hood, 2014; QSEN, 2013). This study looked at the lived experiences of this group of baccalaureate level nursing faculty members as they participated in an Interprofessional education simulation experience.