On Saturday, November 21st 2020 SCOME Public Health Department Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University held WEBINAR RETYPE “Raise and Talk About Interprofessionals Education”. We invited dr. Iswandi Janetputra Turu’ Allo MM,Sci and dr. Meivy Isnoviana. S.H, M.H as our speakers. This event talk about Interprofessionals Education or IPE. IPE is a grand designed by WHO to improve health services so that in the future they have a better quality.
Strengthening health systems based on primary health care principles has become one of the most pressing challenges for policymakers, health workers, managers and community members worldwide. As the world faces a shortage of health workers, policymakers are looking for innovative strategies that can help them develop policies and programs to support the global health workforce. The Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice framework highlights the current status of inter-professional collaboration around the world. This framework is to provide strategies and ideas that will help health policymakers implement the elements of interprofessional education and collaborative practice that will be most useful in their own jurisdictions. Currently, health services in Indonesia are mostly carried out by a single profession. This has resulted in narrow collaboration in health services. In addition, many systems of supply, mix and distribution of health workers are not suitable for making health services ineffective.
Since 2011, Indonesia incorporated IPE into the curriculum of health education, but not all universities can apply IPE. IPE can be said to be a learning activity that is followed by 2 or more types of professions who have a background in the health sector. This learning activity includes education at the preclinical and professional stages and is expected to collaborate among health workers to improve better health services. One of the factors that have an important role in the implementation of IPE in Indonesia is human resources. The human resources in question are students in health education. The existence of this IPE program can help students practice their communication skills. Therefore, future health workers not only have high abilities in science, but must have good communication skills so that later there will be good relationships between patients and health workers. In Medical Faculty of Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University has not implemented IPE in curriculum system because it only has 1 study program in its Medical Faculty, this has become our concern as pre-clinic students at Medical Faculty of Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University.
Therefore, we held a series of webinars to increase the knowledge of pre-clinical students at Medical Faculty of Wijaya Kusuma University Surabaya by 30% regarding Interprofessionals Education (IPE) which was calculated using the pre-test and posttest methods within 3 hours 30 minutes. We also collaborate with IYHPS (Indonesian Young Health Professionals Society) as an external partnership. The advantages of our activities are providing information and knowledge, changing the mindset of students regarding health issues that are not true, and increasing the sense of collaboration between professions later during the clinical phase. As medical students, we are required to collaborate for optimal health services in the future, based on patient centered care.