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Interprofessional Team-Based Learning: Medical Students and Nursing Students Discussing Medical Error Together

Published: August 22, 2014 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9884

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Abstract

This is an interprofessional team-based learning session created for medical students and nursing students. The session includes discussion about and ethical issues related to medical error prevention and disclosure. This two-hour session provides the opportunity for the two groups of students to collaboratively work through clinical scenarios in which medical errors take place, and identify shared approaches to these important issues. We have run this session three times with different groups of third-year medical students and nursing students in both accelerated and traditional track programs. Each session has provided the opportunity for rich discussion within the group. The readings and cases also allow students to learn about commonalities and differences between the two disciplines and the professional codes they follow.


Educational Objectives

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Work together in a classroom setting (medical students and nursing students).
  2. Review professional codes of practice from the two disciplines to see the commonalities and differences between them.
  3. Discuss approaches to and implications of communication with patients after medical errors occur.
  4. Consider the impact of medical errors on the provider-patient relationship.
  5. Describe some of the potential medical and nonmedical consequences of medical error for patients and members of the medical team.
  6. Introduce the approach to preventing future medical errors after one has already occurred.

Author Information

  • Julia Belkowitz, MD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Terry Eggenberger, PhD, RN: Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU
  • Kathryn Keller, PhD, RN: Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU
  • Amy Zito, MD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Regional Medical Campus
  • Gauri Agarwal, MD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Regional Medical Campus

Disclosures
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Citation

Belkowitz J, Eggenberger T, Keller K, Zito A, Agarwal G. Interprofessional team-based learning: medical students and nursing students discussing medical error together. MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9884. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9884