Critical reflections on an interprofessional collaboration to develop domestic violence curriculum in an undergraduate dentistry program

Carrington, Ann, Croker, Felicity, Lee-Ross, Amanda, Keogh, Sandra, and Dewar, Simone (2023) Critical reflections on an interprofessional collaboration to develop domestic violence curriculum in an undergraduate dentistry program. Reflective Practice, 24 (2). pp. 183-196.

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There is growing recognition of the critical need to incorporate Domestic Violence (DV) curriculum into dentistry degrees. Interprofessional collaboration between Social Work, DV sector and Dentistry developed and delivered the Dentistry and Domestic Violence – Recognise, Respond and Refer (DDV-RRR) program within an undergraduate dentistry degree in Australia. This article presents our critical reflections on the collaboration, development and delivery of this program. Selected questions from Fook’s critical reflection model were utilised to guide the reflection process. Key learnings from this process include acknowledging inherent challenges, power and barriers in collaborative projects; importance of interprofessional collaboration for best practice; and the importance of interpersonal/professional relationships for forming and maintaining interprofessional collaborations. We share the learnings from our critical reflections as an example of how interprofessional collaboration enhances the development and delivery of DV curriculum in one undergraduate dentistry course.

Item ID: 77227
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1470-1103
Keywords: Interprofessional collaboration; critical reflection; domestic violence; dentistry; social work; domestic violence sector; undergraduate students
Copyright Information: © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2023 01:57
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390199 Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 40%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 30%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3203 Dentistry > 320399 Dentistry not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1699 Other education and training > 169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified @ 40%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1399 Other culture and society > 139999 Other culture and society not elsewhere classified @ 20%
20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200399 Provision of health and support services not elsewhere classified @ 40%
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