Recent research within IPE has focused on developing a larger framework to standardize and guide future research and interventions. Within the separate health professions, development of professional identity is considered foundational within their education (Adams, 2006). It is theorized that in order to become a lifelong interprofessional collaborator, the student must also develop an interprofessional identity along with their professional identity (August et al., 2020; Khalili & Orchard, 2020; Tong et al. 2020b). Yet, similar to other areas of IPE research, there is a lack of clarity of definitions and concepts regarding what interprofessional identity is, as well as how it impacts interprofessional collaboration after licensure (Reeves et al., 2011; Tong et al., 2020b). If interprofessional identity (IPI) can identified as a foundational theoretical concept within IPE, then limited resources could be focused in this area.
This lightning talk will discuss recent research and the authors current research as a DSW student on interprofessional identity, and will address the Nexus Summit theme of Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence, and Outcomes by discussing a potential building block of interprofessional educational pedagogy, interprofessional identity.
Research establishing key components of interprofessional identity will contribute to developing a theoretical framework for interprofessional education and establishing additional concepts from which to measure interprofessional educational outcomes, in analog to professional identity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.