A Facilitated Debriefing Tool for Interprofessional Teams after a Home Visit

Publication ID Published Volume
9409 April 29, 2013 9


A facilitated debriefing tool was developed to assist educators with debriefing groups of students after participating in an interprofessional home visit. This tool kit is intended to help faculty with structuring debriefing questions and guidelines for increasing student involvement during debriefing sessions. The tool kit contains examples of questions that can be used during an interprofessional debriefing session that focuses on teamwork, situational awareness, and reflective practice. It also provides instructors with ground rules for leading interprofessional debriefings as tips to guide conversations with students.

A facilitated debriefing tool was developed to lead medical and nursing students through a guided discussion after participation in an interprofessional home visit exercise. Introducing novice learners to interprofessional experiences brings with it a number of challenges such as coordinating curriculum logistics, aligning curriculum in multiple disciplines for purposes of class assignments, identifying opportunities for students to meet with their fellow team members, and identifying time for students to carry out the requirements of the assignment. In addition to developing specific content with interprofessional goals in mind, faculty must prepare materials and experiences to engage the students in a transformative learning process where they can see the application of what they are learning as it relates to the real world.


Stefaniak J, Wunderlich T, Szura J, Joyce B, Afonso N. A facilitated debriefing tool for interprofessional teams after a home visit. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2013;9:9409. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9409

Educational Objectives

  1. To establish ground rules with participants prior to leading the facilitated debriefing.
  2. To administer an individual reflective exercise.
  3. To facilitate a debriefing session with interprofessional team members.


  • Debriefing, Reflective Practice, In-home Visit

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