Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants




Kirkhof College of Nursing

Date Range



This workshop describes the efforts of one interprofessional team to develop and test a model for interprofessional education (IPE). A group of inter-professional faculty created the Interprofessional Model for Teaching Responsible Client-Centered Practice (IMTRCP) to guide IPE efforts. In July 2010 a pilot workshop, based on this model, involved 4 students each from the professions of nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and social work. Using the IMTRCP model, a variety of learning activities were created including Caf Conversations, role exploration stations, case studies, and debriefing exercises. Four inter-professional student teams, rotated through the four stations and discussed questions about professional identities, responsibilities, knowledge bases, and communities of different professions; the four major concepts of the IMTRCP model. Each student completed a pre and post workshop survey using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale and the Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale. Qualitative data was also obtained. The quantitative and qualitative data both supported the IMTRCP model. The workshop served as a way for students from various health professions to understand the value of other professions and to practice and experience the synergy of "team" as the most effective way to serve individual, group and community clients. By the end of this workshop attendees will describe the development of the IMTRCP, how one institution implemented an IPE event based on this model, know how to replicate this event, and know how to evaluate outcomes of integration of IPE events into curricula. In small groups attendees will explore the different components of the model.

Conference Name

Collaborating Across Borders III

Conference Location

Tuscon, AZ