An exploration of the experiences of recent graduates from an interprofessional foundation degree

Norrie, Caroline, Hasselder, Alison and Manning, Chris (2012) An exploration of the experiences of recent graduates from an interprofessional foundation degree. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26(6), pp. 517-518. ISSN (print) 1356-1820

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Abstract

This short report describes a study which aimed to explore the experiences of newly qualified assistant practitioners (APs) from an interprofessional foundation degree in long-term conditions. Interviews were carried out with one cohort of newly qualified APs and their employee mentors, 6-9 months after the APs had re-entered full-time practice. Three major themes were identified after analysis of the interview transcripts: widened AP horizons, poor AP pay and conditions and friction between APs and their colleagues. The course was highly praised by the APs and their workplace mentors. Unfortunately, the workplace infrastructure needed to support the APs was reported to be inadequate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative method, interprofessional education, interprofessional research, interprofessional practice, health and social care, professional practice
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
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Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 13:48
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2013 18:22
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/23434

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