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Hamling, C. & Weissling, K. 2018. Improving the interprofessional relationship between nurses and speech-language pathologists: A pilot study. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Christina Hamling & Kristy Weissling 2019.


The research presented in this thesis explores the impact of interprofessional education on undergraduate nursing and speech-language pathology students with an overall goal of improving the interprofessional relationship between the two fields. Utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods in the form of a pre-test, educational materials, live guided observation, and post-tests, the researchers found an increase in the nursing students ’ ability to identify the role of the speech-language pathologist in a medical setting (knowledge). There was also an increase in the speech-language pathology students’ ability to understand how and when to communicate with nurses in a medical setting (knowledge).