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Brought together by the newly formed Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), recognized national leaders in the 6 health sciences disciplines consider the environment for conducting interdisciplinary health research (IDHR) in Canada. Based on first-hand knowledge and thoughtful reflection, the authors argue that although much progress has been made in(More)
BACKGROUND Advances in information and communication technology are influencing instructional formats and delivery modes for post secondary teaching and learning. AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine whether interprofessional team process skills traditionally taught in a small group face-to-face classroom setting could be taught in a blended(More)
This article presents an evaluation of an in-home support program for at-risk mothers and their children. The program was multidisciplinary and was focused on development of parenting capacity and child-development competencies. The authors examine issues and problems that resulted from the blending of two models of practice-stabilization/crisis(More)
This study describes the redesign of an interprofessional team development course for health science students. A theoretical model is hypothesized as a framework for the redesign process, consisting of two themes: 1) the increasing trend among post-secondary students to participate in social networking (e.g., Facebook, Second Life) and 2) the need for(More)
Health literacy commonly refers to the extent to which one can access and accurately interpret healthcare information. Statistics reveal that limited health literacy is prevalent among those of lower socioeconomic status. When working with low-income mothers, it is recommended in this article that healthcare professionals operationalize a broader(More)
Caregiving for children with chronic illness and disabilities by family caregivers at home is widely recognized as an optimal choice for the child and family. To promote and maintain the health of the child, primary caregiver, and entire family, respite care has been established as an important caregiving resource. The purpose of this study was to describe(More)
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the theoretical underpinnings and present the model analyses used in the development and evaluation of the Family Adaptation Model. Resilience theory, with its components of protective processes and vulnerability processes, underlies the assumptions of the model. Data analyses are presented from 2 samples in which(More)
Adaptive problem solving contributes to individual and family health and development. In this article, the effect of the cooperative family learning approach (CFLA) on group family problem solving and on cooperative parenting communication is described. A pretest or posttest experimental design was used. Participant families were recruited from Head Start(More)
Health Science teams are increasingly interprofessional and often require use of information communication technology. These shifts result in a need for health science students to learn online interprofessional teamwork skills early in their training. In response, one interprofessional communication skills course was remodelled from traditional(More)