Interprofessional Education for Collaborative, Patient-Centred Practice
Submitted by John Gilbert on Apr 8, 2014 - 4:06pm CDT
Much that has been written about interprofessional education (IPE) and the interprofessional team has concentrated on two or at most three professions, primarily medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Educational programs described in the literature tend to focus on activities involving students, practitioners or both.Very little has been written about the structural changes that need to be made within universities, colleges and the healthcare industry such that IPE becomes a joint responsibility across a number of jurisdictions that may then effectively influence institutional practice. These university- and industry-based structural changes are needed because community health and human services correctly view the patient or client as the centre of professional attention.
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