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Debriefing Interprofessionally

A Tool for Recognition and Reflection

Poore, Julie A., DNP, RN, CHSE; Dawson, Justine C., CNS, RN, Grad Dip CN/Nurse Ed; Dunbar, Dawne-Marie, MSN/Ed, RN, CNE, CHSE; Parrish, Kathryn, MS, RN, CNE, CHSE

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000518
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As the health care environment increases in complexity and patient acuity rises, health profession graduates need to be prepared to work collaboratively to improve patient outcomes. The interprofessional debriefing tool (Debriefing Interprofessionally: Recognition & Reflection) presented in this article allows any simulation to be transformed into an interprofessional learning opportunity. The debriefing tool frames questions for both uniprofessional and multiprofessional simulation and is aligned with the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses.

Author Affiliations: Clinical Assistant Professor (Dr Poore), Community and Health Systems Department, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis; Paediatric Reference Group Advisor (Ms Dawson), St John of God Subiaco Hospital, Perth, Western Australia; Director, IP Simulation & Innovation Center, and Associate Professor of Nursing, Westbrook College of Health Professions (Ms Dunbar), University of New England, Portland, Maine; Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Simulation (Ms Parrish), University of North Georgia, Dahlonega.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Poore, Community and Health Systems Department, Indiana University School of Nursing, 600 Barnhill Dr E403, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (

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Accepted for publication: January 8, 2018

Published ahead of print: March 13, 2018

Cite this article as: Poore JA, Dawson JC, Dunbar D-M, Parrish K. Debriefing interprofessionally: a tool for recognition and reflection. Nurse Educ. 2019;44(1):25-29. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000518.

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