Understanding Feedback for Learners in Interprofessional Settings: A Scoping Review Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Background: Interprofessional feedback is becoming increasingly emphasized within health professions’ training programs. The objective of this scoping review is to determine what is known about how learners perceive and interact with feedback in an interprofessional context for learning. Methods: A search strategy was developed and conducted in Ovid MEDLINE. Title and abstract screening were performed by two reviewers independently. Next, full texts of selected articles were reviewed by one reviewer to determine the articles included in the review. Data extraction was performed to determine the articles’ study population, methodologies and outcomes relevant to the research objective. Results: Our analysis of the relevant outcomes yielded four key concepts: (1) issues with the feedback process and the need for training; (2) the perception of feedback providers, affecting how the feedback is utilized; (3) professions of the feedback providers, affecting the feedback process; and (4) learners’ own attitude toward feedback, affecting the feedback process. Conclusions: The learner’s perception of interprofessional feedback can be an obstacle in the feedback process. Training around interprofessional feedback should be included as part of interprofessional programs. Research is needed to explore how to address barriers in feedback interaction that stem from misguided perceptions of feedback providers’ professions.

publication date

  • August 29, 2022