You are invited to participate in a research study designed to explore student, practitioner, and faculty perceptions and experiences of professional development in the context of Interprofessional (IP) education and practice. This study entitled, Navigating Professional Identity Development within Interprofessional Health Care Settings”, is being undertaken by a team of faculty and staff of Dalhousie University, led by Dr. Marion Brown (School of Social Work).
You eligible to participate if you fit the following criteria:
- A Dalhousie student enrolled in Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Medicine and;
- Have completed a practice placement (also called field or clinical placement, clerkship)
If you agree to participate in this research, you will be asked to attend one interview of 1-1.5 hours or one focus group of approximately 1.5-2 hours or you may be invited to participate in both, in which to share your perceptions of professional identity and their influence on IP collaboration. The focus group will be held on campus with other students in your profession and light refreshments will be served. Each focus group participant will be offered a $20 honoraria for their involvement in the study to help defray costs of participating such as childcare, transportation and parking, however, this does not equate with a contractual arrangement (e.g., you are not being hired as a research subject) and you can leave the research process without penalty at any time. Individual interviews will also be held on campus at a convenient time and location. Each participant in individual interviews will be offered a $50 honoraria for their involvement in the study and again, this does not equate with a contractual arrangement and you can leave the research process without penalty at any time.
You will be asked to answer a brief questionnaire at the beginning of the interview or focus group. This information will not be connected to your identity. This information is being collected for descriptive purposes (e.g. age, gender) and to contextualize the backgrounds of the participants.
You will be asked to consent to audiotape of the interviews or focus groups as the central means for capturing the data. You will also be asked to consent to the use of quotations from the transcripts, which will only be used anonymously, attributed to, for example a ’Nursing student’. The results of the study will be made available to you upon request, as well as Directors of academic units within each of the four Schools, Administrators within the President’s Office, Dalhousie University associated with Interprofessional Education and the Deans of Medicine and Health Professions.
Participants who are interviewed prior to a focus group in their profession may be asked to participate in the focus group as well. Once preliminary data analysis from the focus groups has been completed, some participants may be contacted and asked to participate in an additional individual interview to address and explore ideas that have emerged from the focus groups. Again, this interview will last about 1 to 1.5 hours, be digitally recorded with your consent and will take place on the Dalhousie campus. Students who participate in individual interviews will be offered honoraria in the amount of $50. As with the focus groups, you will also be asked to consent to the use of quotations from the transcripts, which will only be used anonymously.
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