There is increasing emphasis on the need to engage in competency-based assessment not only for clinical practice skills, but also for interprofessional collaboration skills. Many professions now include patient/client/family/community-centred care and interprofessional collaboration skills on their student practicum/fieldwork evaluation forms.
There are a number of instruments available for assessing competencies in the area of interprofessional collaboration, including:
- The Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies Attainment Survey (ICCAS), which is a self-assessment tool based on the competencies identified in the CIHC’s National Interprofessional Competency Framework. As a preceptor, you could ask students to reflect upon and assess their achievement of the interprofessional competencies through completion of this survey. http://ennovativesolution.com/WeLearn/IPE-EN/ICCAS.Final.pdf.
- The Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (ICAR), which is a competency-based assessment tool that may be used for either formative or summative assessment of interprofessional collaborator competencies. http://www.med.mun.ca/getdoc/b78eb859-6c13-4f2f-9712-f50f1c67c863/ICAR.aspx
Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative. (n.d.) Interactive Evaluation Framework.
Archibald, D., Trumpower, D., & MacDonald, C. (2014). Validation of the interprofessional collaborative competency attainment survey (ICCAS). Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(6), 553-558.
Curran, V., Hollett, A., Casimiro, L.M., Mccarthy, P., Banfield, V., Hall, P., Lackie, K., Oandasan, I., Simmons, B. & Wagner, S. (2011). Development and validation of the interprofessional collaborator assessment rubric (ICAR). Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25, 339-344.