AIPPEN IPE Session 2: Is the presence and visibility of collaborative practice a significant positive contributor to the “culture” of a placement and therefore the learning environment?
Presenter: Dale Sheehan
A conversation-based session kick-started by Heidi Waldron. Participants were encouraged to draw on their own experiences to make connections and exchange ideas.
Dale Sheehan draws on her experience conducting interviews with both undergraduate and new graduate doctors as part of a project to explore the culture of a range of clinical placements seeking to make visible the key features of each placement.
In this study Dale recognises three perspectives on culture and seeks to explore them all in the context of clinical learning environments. Practice perspective, such as "How things are done here!" is the key perspective on culture that Dale considers in this session.