Strong partnerships between academic health professions programs and clinical practice settings, termed academic-clinical partnerships, are essential in providing quality clinical training experiences. However, the literature does not operationalize a model by which an academic program may identify priority attributes and evaluate its partnerships. This study aimed to develop a values-based academic-clinical partnership evaluation approach, rooted in methodologies from the field of evaluation and implemented in the context of an academic Doctor of Physical Therapy clinical education program. The authors developed a semi-quantitative evaluation approach incorporating concepts from multi-attribute utility analysis (MAUA) that enabled consistent, values-based partnership evaluation. Data-informed actions led to improved overall partnership effectiveness. Pilot outcomes support the feasibility and desirability of moving toward MAUA as a potential methodological framework. Further research may lead to the development of a standardized process for any academic health profession program to perform a values-based evaluation of their academic-clinical partnerships to guide decision-making.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of educational evaluation for health professions|
|State||Published - 2022|
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- Case report
- Feasibility studies
- Health occupations
- Physical therapy
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Case Reports