Multidisciplinary meeting (MDM) can provide education and reinforcement of inter-professional development

George Zafiropoulos, David Byfield

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Abstract

The introduction of a multidisciplinary meeting (MDM) was analysed through a retrospective empirical study. The question of using it as a valuable tool to reinforce inter-professional development was made. The data was collected from 60 forth year Chiropractic students, who were at the end of their education and who were practicing their discipline under supervision. They were chosen because they fulfilled the World Health Organisation’s criteria, as they had formed their professional identity. Data was collected via two-stage feedback interviews and was analysed qualitatively. Kirkpatrick’s hierarchy was then used. Findings were grouped in the hierarchy’s categories and analysed in a quantitative manner. It was found that the majority of the interviewees’ opinions supported the MDM as an educational tool and a number of them believed that cognitive learning was achieved, influencing their behaviour. They supported that it helped them understand other professionals. In addition, they transferred and applied knowledge and practices to their professional environment, improving their collaboration with other health-workers, potentially improving the quality of their service. Key words: Multidisciplinary meeting, education, Kirkpatrick’s Hierarchy, inter-disciplinary development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-86
Number of pages9
JournalEducational Research and Reviews
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Multidisciplinary meeting
  • education
  • Kirkpatrick's Hierarchy
  • inter-disciplinary development

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