Dr. Hossein Khalili led the publication of “The effects of an IPS-based IPE program on interprofessional socialization and dual identity development” paper in the Journal of Interprofessional Care. This paper reports on the results of his study on testing the application of his original interprofessional socialization (IPS) framework in developing dual identity among learners. In this study, an IPE program developed based on the core concepts of the IPS framework was used. More than hundred students from seven different health professions participated in the IPS-based IPE intervention program. The outcome of the quasi-experimental portion of this mixed-method study demonstrated a significant and consistent growth in dual identity among the participants. The thematic analysis revealed four themes (uniprofessional education as a barrier, IPS program as an eye-opener, learning to collaborate, and collective unified team). The integrated qualitative and quantitative findings support the application of the IPS framework in creating dual (professional and interprofessional) identity among learners.
The article is available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13561820.2019.1709427