Amanda Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN
Amanda J. Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor at Creighton University College of Nursing (CUCON). She is recognized for her work in promoting primary palliative care competence development among interprofessional students and clinicians through in-person and distance simulations. She serves as a Midwest Regional Champion for ELNEC’s Academic Consortiums for Education in Palliative Care Nursing and serves on the editorial board of the open access interprofessional journal, Creighton Journal of Collaborative Practice & Education.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Lightning Talk Description: Background/Purpose: Lawyers and financial planners are more often sought for estate directives than primary care providers for end-of life planning. A comprehensive, interprofessional approach to advance care planning (ACP) addressing medical and non-medical decision-making for aging adults is needed. However, few studies have employed an interprofessional ACP approach and none include non-health professionals. The purpose of this project was to advance understanding of the unique role of each interdisciplinary team member in ACP and identify teaching and learning…
Promoting Consistency in IPE Reporting to Encourage Replicability, Reproducibility, and Generalizability: Interrogating an Initial List of Variables Derived from the Literature
Seminar Description: Problem Statement: Replicability and generalizability of interprofessional education (IPE) outcomes is hampered by inconsistent reporting of IPE characteristics/variables and limited multi-institutional studies. Assuming single site studies continue to be highly represented in published literature, it is critical to advocate for a solution which supports replicability and allows researchers to account for variability in learning environments across institutions. Background: A team of researchers from 8 institutions/organizations in the US took the first steps in…
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Conducting Thorough Literature Searches to Advance Your IPE Research
Seminar Description: To generate new knowledge in interprofessional practice and education (IPE), it is essential that researchers understand the body of existing work. This understanding of what is already known allows researchers to develop questions that are meaningful and have the capacity to create new knowledge. If we are to build the case for IPE through information, evidence, and outcomes, researchers need to be well informed of the current evidence so they may build upon it. Unfortunately, IPE journal editors often see submissions that lack a thorough background section and research…