Process of forming an interprofessional clinical teaching team
This research examined how pedagogically naïve clinicians of different disciplines initially formed an IPE teaching team. A case study approach was undertaken with data collected over the first sixteen months of an IPE program. Data analysis using a grounded theory constant comparison approach revealed themes relating to the formation, development, and evolving sophistication of the teaching team from functioning, to co-ordinating, to co-operating, and finally to collaborating. These stages were influenced by four external factors: remote rural context, Hauora Māori principles, personal attributes, and teacher development. Formation of interprofessional clinical teaching teams requires educational preparation, time learning to work with each other, and trust development, with a number of local contextual factors influencing this process.