Postgraduate Interprofessional Case-Based Learning in Childhood Cancer: A Feasibility Study

This paper presents a feasibility study assessing the acceptability, demand, implementation, and practicality of postgraduate interprofessional case-based learning in childhood cancer at Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet. Healthcare professionals included nurses, doctors, social workers,...

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Main Authors: Martha Krogh Topperzer, Marianne Hoffmann, Hanne Bækgaard Larsen, Susanne Rosthøj, Martin Kaj Fridh, Louise Ingerslev Roug, Liv Andres-Jensen, Peter Erik Lokto Pontoppidan, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Jette Led Sørensen
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Published: MDPI AG 2021-08-01
Series:Cancers
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Online Access:https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6694/13/17/4314
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spelling doaj-253148228a7a4501a9545ca00171c1bf2021-09-09T13:40:26ZengMDPI AGCancers2072-66942021-08-01134314431410.3390/cancers13174314Postgraduate Interprofessional Case-Based Learning in Childhood Cancer: A Feasibility StudyMartha Krogh Topperzer0Marianne Hoffmann1Hanne Bækgaard Larsen2Susanne Rosthøj3Martin Kaj Fridh4Louise Ingerslev Roug5Liv Andres-Jensen6Peter Erik Lokto Pontoppidan7Kjeld Schmiegelow8Jette Led Sørensen9Paediatric Oncology Research Laboratory, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkDepartment of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkPaediatric Oncology Research Laboratory, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkSection of Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkPaediatric Oncology Research Laboratory, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkPaediatric Oncology Research Laboratory, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkPaediatric Oncology Research Laboratory, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkDepartment of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkPaediatric Oncology Research Laboratory, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkDepartment of Clinical Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, DenmarkThis paper presents a feasibility study assessing the acceptability, demand, implementation, and practicality of postgraduate interprofessional case-based learning in childhood cancer at Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet. Healthcare professionals included nurses, doctors, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, dieticians, nursing assistants, and professionals with a supportive function (teachers, secretaries, priests, and daycare workers). All participated in a postgraduate interprofessional case-based learning session. Feasibility was assessed using Bowen’s focus areas of acceptability, demand, implementation, and practicality. Before and after the intervention session, three measurement tools were used 2–3 weeks before participation and 3–4 weeks after participation to collect data: Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale, Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale, and Safety Attitudes Questionnaire. Representing 13 occupational groups, 49 participants completed the case-based learning sessions, indicating acceptability and practicality. The pre- and post-intervention questionnaires were completed by 79% of the participants, 88% of whom rated the professional content as good or very good. A change over time was detected on all three scales measuring mean difference post-intervention scores. The outcome measures can be used to assess the effect of the intervention. Postgraduate interprofessional case-based learning in childhood cancer is feasible in terms of acceptability, demand, implementation, and practicality. Implementation requires leadership commitment at all levels.https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6694/13/17/4314interprofessionalpostgraduatechildhood cancercase-based learning
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author Martha Krogh Topperzer
Marianne Hoffmann
Hanne Bækgaard Larsen
Susanne Rosthøj
Martin Kaj Fridh
Louise Ingerslev Roug
Liv Andres-Jensen
Peter Erik Lokto Pontoppidan
Kjeld Schmiegelow
Jette Led Sørensen
spellingShingle Martha Krogh Topperzer
Marianne Hoffmann
Hanne Bækgaard Larsen
Susanne Rosthøj
Martin Kaj Fridh
Louise Ingerslev Roug
Liv Andres-Jensen
Peter Erik Lokto Pontoppidan
Kjeld Schmiegelow
Jette Led Sørensen
Postgraduate Interprofessional Case-Based Learning in Childhood Cancer: A Feasibility Study
Cancers
interprofessional
postgraduate
childhood cancer
case-based learning
author_facet Martha Krogh Topperzer
Marianne Hoffmann
Hanne Bækgaard Larsen
Susanne Rosthøj
Martin Kaj Fridh
Louise Ingerslev Roug
Liv Andres-Jensen
Peter Erik Lokto Pontoppidan
Kjeld Schmiegelow
Jette Led Sørensen
author_sort Martha Krogh Topperzer
title Postgraduate Interprofessional Case-Based Learning in Childhood Cancer: A Feasibility Study
title_short Postgraduate Interprofessional Case-Based Learning in Childhood Cancer: A Feasibility Study
title_full Postgraduate Interprofessional Case-Based Learning in Childhood Cancer: A Feasibility Study
title_fullStr Postgraduate Interprofessional Case-Based Learning in Childhood Cancer: A Feasibility Study
title_full_unstemmed Postgraduate Interprofessional Case-Based Learning in Childhood Cancer: A Feasibility Study
title_sort postgraduate interprofessional case-based learning in childhood cancer: a feasibility study
publisher MDPI AG
series Cancers
issn 2072-6694
publishDate 2021-08-01
description This paper presents a feasibility study assessing the acceptability, demand, implementation, and practicality of postgraduate interprofessional case-based learning in childhood cancer at Copenhagen University Hospital—Rigshospitalet. Healthcare professionals included nurses, doctors, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, dieticians, nursing assistants, and professionals with a supportive function (teachers, secretaries, priests, and daycare workers). All participated in a postgraduate interprofessional case-based learning session. Feasibility was assessed using Bowen’s focus areas of acceptability, demand, implementation, and practicality. Before and after the intervention session, three measurement tools were used 2–3 weeks before participation and 3–4 weeks after participation to collect data: Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration Scale, Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale, and Safety Attitudes Questionnaire. Representing 13 occupational groups, 49 participants completed the case-based learning sessions, indicating acceptability and practicality. The pre- and post-intervention questionnaires were completed by 79% of the participants, 88% of whom rated the professional content as good or very good. A change over time was detected on all three scales measuring mean difference post-intervention scores. The outcome measures can be used to assess the effect of the intervention. Postgraduate interprofessional case-based learning in childhood cancer is feasible in terms of acceptability, demand, implementation, and practicality. Implementation requires leadership commitment at all levels.
topic interprofessional
postgraduate
childhood cancer
case-based learning
url https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6694/13/17/4314
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