Live action clinical role-plays are one of many types of simulated learning experiences that can be crafted for undergraduate and graduate students alike when learning to collaborate interprofessionally. This mixed methods exploratory research project partnered four academic instructors from the disciplines of speech-language pathology and social work, with several additional community members adding their expertise to enrich the experience of a live-action clinical role-play. Students (N = 32) participated in a two-part multifaceted interprofessional education (IPE) experience with the first part consisting of eight hours of online asynchronous training and the second part consisting of eight hours of a multifaceted live-action clinical role play. The shared case included navigating the milieu of a patient presenting with major medical conditions and significant determinants of health. Outcomes on the Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing Scale (ISVS-21) indicated that student participants, as a result of the experience, felt more comfortable sharing ideas in team discussions and had a greater appreciation for the benefits of working in a team. Qualitative findings clearly indicated unanimous requests for more live action clinical role-plays along with repeated acknowledgements that although students were “anxious”, “nervous”, and “uneasy” about their involvement, each reported their participation was a significant learning experience–both professionally as well as personally.
Development of Interprofessional Socialization in a Multifaceted Live Action Clinical Role-Play Simulation for Speech-Language Pathology and Social Work Students.
Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 8(1).