Interprofessional intervention to support mature women: A case study

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Abstract

Understanding the impact interprofessional teamwork has on patient outcomes is of great interest to health care providers, educators, and administrators. This article describes one clinical team, Women's Health Specialists, and their implementation of an interprofessional health intervention course: "Mindfulness and Well-being: The Mature Woman" (MW: MW) to support mature women's health needs in midlife (age 40-70 years) and empower patient involvement in self-care. The provider team works to understand how their interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) interventions focused on supporting midlife women are associated with improved quality and clinical outcomes. This case study describes the work of the Women's Health Specialists clinic in partnership with the National Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice to study the impact an interprofessional team has on the health needs of women in midlife. This article summarizes the project structure, processes, outputs, and outcomes. Data collection, analysis, strategy, and next steps for future midlife women's projects are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-142
Number of pages9
JournalCreative Nursing
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Interprofessional education
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Midlife; women's health and integrative therapies
  • National center data repository

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