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Using an online case conference to facilitate interprofessional learning

Santy, Julie; Beadle, Mary; Needham, Yvonne


Julie Santy

Mary Beadle

Yvonne Needham


Interprofessional learning is seen as increasingly important for all health and social care workers. How this is integrated into the education of these workers is less clear and more of a challenge. This article describes an online learning activity used to facilitate interprofessional learning in a Faculty of Health and Social Care in the UK. An online conference was used to bring students together, utilising a real life case scenario based around a family within a virtual town. Students from a variety of programmes and professional groups participated in an asynchronous discussion forum. The student evaluation of this event was, on the whole, positive and suggests further development of such an approach would address some of the challenges of interprofessional learning.


Santy, J., Beadle, M., & Needham, Y. (2009). Using an online case conference to facilitate interprofessional learning. Nurse education in practice, 9(6), 383-387.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 30, 2008
Online Publication Date Jan 19, 2009
Publication Date Nov 1, 2009
Print ISSN 1471-5953
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 6
Pages 383-387
Keywords General Nursing; Education; General Medicine
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