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In this topic, the learner will get to know the theories behind patient education and counseling as well as the models used. The topic also addresses different professional`s roles in breast cancer patient education including the aspect of teamwork. After completing the lecture, the student may test his/her knowledge of the topic by crossword puzzle.

Learning outcome: To demonstrate advanced knowledge on theories and principles of interprofessional collaboration and user involvement in patient counseling and patient education.

Learning material

This 21:56 min long video introduces you to theories and principles of interprofessional collaboration in patient counceling and patient education.

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Mandatory reading

The exam also includes questions from these materials. Please read the following articles. It takes about 2-2,5 hours for you to read through the material.

  1. Schot E, Tummers L, Noordegraaf M. Working on working together. A systematic review on how healthcare professionals contribute to interprofessional collaboration. 2019.Journal of Interprofessional Care. 34 (3): 332-342.
  2. D´Amour D, Goulet L, Labadie JF, San Martin-Rodriguez, Pineault R. A model and typology of collaboration between professionals in healthcare organizations. 2008.BMC Health Services Research. 8:188
  3. Shahsavari H, Matory P, Zare Z, Taleghani F, Akbari Kaji M. Effect of self-care education on the quality of life in patients with breast cancer. 2015. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. 4:70.

Try to answer these questions while reading:

  • What are the three ways healthcare professionals contribute to interprofessional collaboration?
  • What can the D´Amour model be used by professionals for?
  • How may self-care education performed by nurses influence the treatment outcome of patients with breast cancer?