Interprofessional education ... What is it and why do it?

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Submitted by Jill Romeo on Mar 17, 2024 - 10:09pm CDT

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Journal Article

Interprofessional education serves to strengthen professional identity, value all the health professions, and celebrate difference. It is fundamentally aligned with and integral to a range of important current practice discourses—the need for practitioners to optimise skills, relentlessly pursue quality and safety, be culturally competent, undertake ethical decision-making, be able to participate effectively and respectfully in health care teams, and be able to lead health system reform that reduces health inequalities, and benefits individuals, families and communities. The need in the 21st

century for health professional education to be more closely aligned with and linked to health practice in this way should be undisputed.

Pullon, S.