Next Article in Journal
Australian Aboriginal Memoir and Memory: A Stolen Generations Trauma Narrative
Next Article in Special Issue
The Meaning of Visual Thinking Strategies for Nursing Students
Previous Article in Journal
A Strange Cartography: Leylines, Landscape and “Deep Mapping” in the Works of Alfred Watkins
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Humanities 2015, 4(4), 653-660; doi:10.3390/h4040653

Interprofessional Learning as a Third Space: Rethinking Health Profession Students’ Development and Identity through the Concepts of Homi Bhabha

Nursing Program, Chatham University, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
Academic Editors: Sara Horton-Deutsch and Pamela Ironside
Received: 3 August 2015 / Accepted: 9 October 2015 / Published: 16 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Humanities in Health Professions Education and Practice)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [221 KB, uploaded 16 October 2015]   |  

Abstract

Homi K. Bhabha is a post-colonial and cultural theorist who describes the emergence of new cultural forms from multiculturalism. When health profession students enculturated into their profession discuss patient care in an interprofessional group, their unilateral view is challenged. The students are in that ambiguous area, or Third Space, where statements of their profession’s view of the patient enmesh and an interprofessional identity begins to form. The lessons learned from others ways of assessing and treating a patient, seen through the lens of hybridity allow for the development of a richer, interprofessional identity. This manuscript will seek out the ways Bhabha’s views of inbetweenness enhance understanding of the student’s development of an interprofessional viewpoint or identity, and deepen the author’s developing framework of an Interprofessional Community of Practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: interprofessional education; third space; hybridity; interprofessional identity interprofessional education; third space; hybridity; interprofessional identity
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Sterrett, S.E. Interprofessional Learning as a Third Space: Rethinking Health Profession Students’ Development and Identity through the Concepts of Homi Bhabha. Humanities 2015, 4, 653-660.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Humanities EISSN 2076-0787 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top