The Asia-Pacific Scholar
Haruta, J., Kitamura, K. & Nishigori, H.
Using an ethnographic design, the study explores how health professionals and lay people learn with, from and about each other in a Japanese community. The findings showed that healthcare professionals and lay participants progressed from the stages of uniprofessional to interprofessional before learning in a transprofessional environment. The transformation was driven by dynamic interactions of the following factors: reflection, dialogue, reinforcement of ties, and expanding roles. Enjoy the reading.