The Preparation for Interprofessional Practice (IPP) in Nursing Students at Mahidol University, Thailand: The Situation Analysis

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Chitchanok Benjasirisan
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6465-0721
Lalipat Phianhasin
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1960-5539
Suebsarn Ruksakulpiwat
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2168-5195
Chongchit Saneha
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8051-2123
Pannipa Boontein
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9288-8857
Sarinrut Sriprasong
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3767-1847
Sarunya Koositamongkol
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6401-3180
Thanistha Samai
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0791-7108
Prapatsinee Prapaiwong
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5660-5290
Jongkonwan Musikthong
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8794-6629
Wandee Tosuksri
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2675-2078
Nattaya Rattana-umpa
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9147-0013
Warunee Phligbua
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9405-1287
Chontira Riangkam
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6089-0656
Autchariya Poungkaew
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2855-3702
Ruttanaporn Kongkar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6575-5637
Sirikarn Hanrop
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7785-5758
Piyoros kasetkala
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0390-3048
Pawitra Jariyasakulwong
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1568-3548
Pichitra Lekdamrongkul
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5576-0926
Jinsuta Tadsuan
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7700-5526
Wimolrat Puwarawuttipanit
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5274-9943

Abstract

Objective: This study aims to perform the situation analysis about nursing student preparation proceeding interprofessional practice to lead the improvement of the interprofessional education curriculum.
Methods: This is a situation analysis, 58 participants (74.36 %) obtained from the Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Thailand between August and December 2019. Personal information, closed-ended questionnaires, and descriptive questionnaires were utilized to assess the participants’ perspective approaching the preparation for interprofessional practice. Reflecting and interpreting methods were used to categorize the participants’ descriptive answers. Additionally, means, frequency, and percentages were reported appropriately.
Results: Overall, 45 (77.6 %) participants never taken the IPE course before. 22.4 % who ever studied the IPE course stated that communication is the ability that would encourage them to apply to multidisciplinary nursing practice the most. In an open-ended question, participants indicated that self-identity is the main reason to diminish their confidence in multidisciplinary nursing practice (Non-IPE attendants, n = 19 (32.76 %), IPE attendants, n = 6 (10.34 %)). Furthermore, 77.78 % of them said they prefer to prepare themselves in nursing practice to work with other healthcare professionals collaboratively.
Conclusion: IPE not only benefits healthcare scholars to qualify themselves for serving in their field but also collaboratively operate with different healthcare personnel. Notwithstanding, communication skills, self-identity, and nursing practice skills need to be prepared.

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Benjasirisan, C. ., Phianhasin, L., Ruksakulpiwat, S., Saneha, C., Boontein, P., Sriprasong, S. ., Koositamongkol, S. ., Samai, T. ., Prapaiwong, P., Musikthong, J. ., Tosuksri, W. ., Rattana-umpa, N., Phligbua, W. ., Riangkam, C. ., Poungkaew, A. ., Kongkar, R. ., Hanrop, S. ., kasetkala, P. ., Jariyasakulwong, P. ., Lekdamrongkul, P. ., Tadsuan, J. ., & Puwarawuttipanit, W. (2021). The Preparation for Interprofessional Practice (IPP) in Nursing Students at Mahidol University, Thailand: The Situation Analysis. Siriraj Medical Journal, 73(2), 128–140. https://doi.org/10.33192/Smj.2021.18
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