Informal interprofessional learning

An untapped opportunity for learning and change within the workplace

Gillian Nisbet, Michelle Lincoln, Stewart Dunn

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore the educational and workplace learning literature to identify the potential and significance for informal interprofessional learning within the workplace. We also examine theoretical perspectives informing informal workplace interprofessional learning. Despite numerous studies focusing on formal interprofessional education programs, we suggest that informal interprofessional learning opportunities are currently unrealized. We highlight reasons for a focus on learning within the workplace and the potential benefits within an interprofessional context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-475
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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