Sri Sundari(1*), Hadi Rai(2)

(1) School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta - INDONESIA
(2) STIKes YARSI Pontianak, Pontianak - INDONESIA
(*) Corresponding Author


Background: Interprofessional education is a useful method for enhancing professional abilities in collaborative processes so as to create holistic health services. To improve collaboration skills, one of the competencies is the ability to communicate between professions. Therefore, it is necessary to know the existence of scientific evidence about the implementation of interprofessional education in improving student communication skills.

Method: There was some original research which was published in the ProQuest and Google Scholar databases from 2013 to 2017.

Results: There were 14 articles gotten from both inclusion and exclusion criteria. Articles collected using a quasi-experimental research design, and mix methods. Each article used a different implementation method to measure an increase in communication skills between students. Thirteen studies reported that students' communication skills increased, but there was one study that did not have a significance value for effective communication.

Conclusion: Based on the research review, there are many intervention methods that can be used to improve student communication in the application of IPE. Thus, institutions can improve, manage learning strategies and implement IPE.


Interprofessional education, communication skills, multiprofession

Full Text:



  1. WHO. Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice. Nursing & Midwifery Human Resources for Health; 2010. (6)
  2. Lumague M, Morgan A, Mak D, Hanna M, Kwong J, Cameron C, et al. Interprofessional education: The student perspective. J Interprof Care. 2006;20(3):246–53.
  3. Esther Suter, Julia Arndt, Nancy Arthur, John Parboosingh, Elizabeth Taylor, & Siegrid Deutschlander. 2009. Role Understanding and Effective Communication as Core Competencies For Collaborative Practice. Journal of Interprofessional Care, Informa Healthcare. 23(1): 41–51.
  4. Setiadi, Adji dkk. Factors contributing to interprofessional collaboration in Indonesia health centres : A focus group study. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 2017;8:69-74
  5. World Health Organisation (WHO). Human Factors in Patient Safety Review of topics and Tools.World Health Organisation, Geneva; 2009.
  6. Speakman E, et al. Guide to Effective Interprofessional Education Experiences in Nursing Education. National League for Nursing; 2015.
  7. Lunenburg FC. Communication: The process, barriers, and improving effectiveness. Schooling. 2010;1(1):1–11.
  8. Uswatun N, Orbayinah S. Tingkat kemampuan komunikasi antar profesi pada mahasiswa program pendidikan dokter dan farmasi yang terpapar Interprofessional Education (IPE) di Fakultas Kedokteran dan Ilmu Kesehatan Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta; 2016.
  9. Christenson S. Interprofessional Education on Oral Care for Cancer Patients in Dental Hygiene and Nursing; 2014.
  10. Maldonado AQ, Bray BS, Woodard LJ, Barbosa-Leiker C, Hardinger KL, Wu V, et al. Impact of participation on a solid organ transplant team on student pharmacists’ perceptions of interprofessional roles. Am J Pharm Educ. 2013;77(4):74.
  11. Shrader S, Kostoff M, Shin T, Heble A, Kempin B, Miller A, et al. Using communication technology to enhance interprofessional education simulations. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(1):13.
  12. Sincak C, Gunn J, Conroy C, Komperda K, Van Kanegan K, Krumdick N, et al. Transformation of an Online Multidisciplinary Course into a Live Interprofessional Experience. Am J Pharm Educ. 2017;81(5):94.
  13. Butler M. Students’ experiences of interprofessional education in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Free State. University of the Free State; 2016.
  14. Kostoff M, Burkhardt C, Winter A, Shrader S. An interprofessional simulation using the SBAR communication tool. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(9):157.
  15. Lestari E, Stalmeijer RE, Widyandana D, Scherpbier A. Understanding students’ readiness for interprofessional learning in an Asian context: a mixed-methods study. BMC Med Educ [Internet]. 2016;16(1). Available from:
  16. Rothmund WL. Oral manifestations of menopause: an interprofessional intervention for dental hygiene and physician assistant students. 2016;
  17. Schwarz B. Interprofessional education in the clinical setting: An exploration of the attitudes, knowledge, and skills of physical therapist students and physical therapist clinical instructors; 2017.
  18. Scott AD. Simulation-Based Interprofessional Education in a Rural Setting; 2017.
  19. Bolesta S, Chmil JV. Interprofessional education among student health professionals using human patient simulation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014;78(5):94.
  20. Kirwin J, Greenwood KC, Rico J, Nalliah R, DiVall M. Interprofessional Curbside Consults to Develop Team Communication and Improve Student Achievement of Learning Outcomes. Am J Pharm Educ. 2017;81(1):15.
  21. Sevin AM, Hale KM, Brown NV, McAuley JW. Assessing interprofessional education collaborative competencies in service-learning course. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(2):32.
  22. Baker MJ, Durham CF. Interprofessional Education: A Survey of Students’ Collaborative Competency Outcomes. J Nurs Educ. 2013 Dec 1;52(12):713–8.
  23. Alanazi AA, Nicholson N, Thomas S. The Use of Simulation Training to Improve Knowledge, Skills, and Confidence Among Healthcare Students: A Systematic Review. Internet J Allied Health Sci Pract. 2017;15(3):2.
  24. Velentzas J, Broni DG. Communication cycle: Definition, process, models and examples. In: Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Finance, Accounting and Law (ICFA‟ 14) [Internet]. 2014:117–31. Available from:


Article Metrics

Abstract views : 1507 | views : 5634


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2021 Sri Sundari, Hadi Rai

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Jurnal Pendidikan Kedokteran Indonesia (The Indonesian Journal of Medical Education) indexed by:


JPKI Stats