Research Article| Volume 35, ISSUE 2, P195-199, April 2021

Exploring reflective journaling as a learning tool: An interdisciplinary approach

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      • Changing academic landscape to prepare health professionals for dynamic, high-stress, collaborative healthcare environment.
      • Innovative teaching strategies necessary to bridge the gap between higher education and healthcare.
      • Reflection is essential for student learning in health professions, including nursing and social work education.


      This paper describes an innovative teaching strategy and opportunity to foster student resilience and enhance interprofessional collaboration among nursing and social work students, during a Study Abroad Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience, using a reflective practice framework. This Study Abroad IPE Experience was an opportunity to capitalize on IPE teamwork, communication, and collaboration with the incorporation of reflective journaling as both an evaluative tool for students and faculty and as a mechanism for promoting self-awareness and enhanced mental wellbeing.


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