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

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Chitchanok Benjasirisan
Lalipat Phianhasin
Suebsarn Ruksakulpiwat
Chongchit Saneha
Pannipa Boontein
Sarinrut Sriprasong
Sarunya Koositamongkol
Thanistha Samai
Prapatsinee Prapaiwong
Jongkonwan Musikthong
Wandee Tosuksri
Nattaya Rattana-umpa
Warunee Phligbua
Chontira Riangkam
Autchariya Poungkaew
Ruttanaporn Kongkar
Sirikarn Hanrop
Piyoros kasetkala
Pawitra Jariyasakulwong
Pichitra Lekdamrongkul
Jinsuta Tadsuan
Wimolrat Puwarawuttipanit


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.
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