A Telementoring Initiative to support Interprofessional Education fro Health Professionals caring for Residents in Nursing Homes
Aim: Describe a detailed project plan to develop a telementoring system using an interprofessional educational model in three nursing homes.
Rationale: Interprofessional education (IPE) has been shown to have positive impacts on team-working and health outcomes for older patients in nursing homes who have complex needs. The CLAN programme aims to enhance IPE opportunities through the development of a videoconferencing system with expert facilitator supporting an IPE model.
Change Process. This project will use the Senior & Swailes OD model to guide the change process that is required to support the development of collaborative learning. Early recognition of the known barriers and enablers to IPE in health professionals coupled with a distributive leadership model will help sustain the project and embed important principles of team learning. High engagement with influential stakeholders coupled with an in-depth risk analysis is an important part of the planning process for this project.
Evaluation: The project plan evaluates those aspects of team collaboration in the context of their impact on the IPE environment, the experience of learners of telementoring and the impact on discrete outcomes reflective of improved quality of patient care.
Results & Conclusions: The project plan outlines anticipated outcomes with reasons for same, the expected implications of the OD model proposed and the overall expected impact of the CLAN project within the current organisational context.