Online ISSN: 2519-9722 | Print ISSN: 2522-6789
Volume 6 Number 2 February 2021
Escape into Culturally Safe Patient Centered CarePages: 18-23
Authors: Prasha Sooful*, Alex Hogan, Justine Williams, Renae Moore
Collaboration and interprofessional practice between allied health professionals based in rural and remote regions of the Northern Territory are essential for Aboriginal patient health outcomes and reduced hospital admission rates. Training content that is relevant and promotes interprofessional practice allows for the cost effective and time efficient professional development of numerous employees in a single training course. An “escape room” format workshop was trialed for the Katherine region and the community allied health workforce. The escape room was a unique way to improve interprofessional collaboration for an isolated workforce and improve professionals’ knowledge on the organisation’s principles of patient centered care. There was an overwhelmingly positive response from participants who enjoyed the novelty of this professional development activity. Immediate post escape room activity evaluations indicated statistically significant improvement in participants’ knowledge of principles of patient centered care. A three-month post evaluation indicated retention of the knowledge and reported increased considerations of the principles in daily.