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Implementing an interprofessional education programme in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Farra, Anna
dc.contributor.author Zeenny, Rony
dc.contributor.author Nasser, Soumana
dc.contributor.author Asmar, Nadia
dc.contributor.author Milane, Aline
dc.contributor.author Bassil, Maya
dc.contributor.author Haidar, Mona
dc.contributor.author Habre, Maha
dc.contributor.author Zeeni, Nadine
dc.contributor.author Hoffart, Nancy
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-15T07:53:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-15T07:53:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1687-1634 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11446
dc.description.abstract Background: The Lebanese American University has a well-functioning inter-professional education (IPE) programme; this is a fundamental pedagogical approach in healthcare education in which students from different professions learn together, ultimately leading to improving the skills of the health care workforce and thus improving patient outcomes. The programme includes nursing, nutrition, medicine, pharmacy and social work students, and has now been running for 6 years. Aims: This paper aims at describing the implementation of an IPE programme in Lebanon by focusing on how to overcome the main challenges. Methods: We describe our experience using the categories of challenges developed by Sunguya et al. (2014), where they analysed published reports of IPE programmes in developed countries. We identified three additional challenges that might be relevant throughout the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region or in countries with similar socioeconomic characteristics. Results: The challenges encountered in designing and implementing the IPE programme were similar to other programmes: curriculum, leadership, resources, stereotypes and attitudes, variety of students, IPE concept, teaching, enthusiasm, professional jargon and accreditation as well as assessment of learning, security and logistics. Conclusions: This paper provides data and successful strategies that can be used by planned or implemented programmes in similar socioeconomic contexts in the MENA region. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Implementing an interprofessional education programme in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle overcoming challenges en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200804713 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200904164 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201102356 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201204374 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201000400 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmaceutical Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 24 en_US
dc.journal.issue 9 en_US
dc.article.pages 914-921 en_US
dc.keywords Interprofessional education en_US
dc.keywords Curriculum en_US
dc.keywords Health care en_US
dc.keywords Workforce en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.9.914 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Farra, A., Zeenny, R., Nasser, S., Asmar, N., Milane, A., Bassil, M., ... & Hoffart, N. (2018). Implementing an interprofessional education programme in Lebanon: overcoming challenges. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 24(9), 914. en_US
dc.author.email anna.farra@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email aline.milane@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email mbassil@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email maha.habre@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email nadine.zeeni@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v24/09/EMHJ_2018_24_09_914_921.pdf en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3159-6578 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1747-6016 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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