Resource Center

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The Resource Center is a digital library of interprofessional practice and education-related content. Anyone with a registered account can contribute to the resource center and comment on a resource’s usefulness.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Resource Center Work?

Think of the Resource Center as a library stocked with information added by its members. Each registered user has the opportunity to add content or make comments describing his or her experiences with interprofessional resources. Just like writing a review of a product online, members are encouraged to discuss a resource’s usefulness, practical application, benefits and even shortcomings (civil, constructive criticism only, please.) It is searchable by subject, resource type and keyword as well as by individual areas of interest or expertise.

What can I find in the Resource Center?

It’s a comprehensive hub for interprofessional practice and education-related content – ranging from information about programs to articles, archived webinars and much more. We use submitted, peer-reviewed and unpublished literature to build collections that are catalogued by topic, making it easier for people to find information applicable to their needs and interests.

Some of the most popular resources include:

  • Previously-published journal articles
  • Reports from conferences and commissioned papers
  • Measurement instruments and other assessment tools
  • White papers, videos, presentation slides, recorded webinars, audio recordings, case studies and book chapters
  • Learning tools, materials, curricula and much more

If there is something missing, just ask. We’ll do our best to track it down.

Who can contribute to the Resource Center?

Anyone with a registered account can add content and comment on existing content.

What about copyright and intellectual property?

Because the Resource Center is freely available to anyone, all content uploaded to the site must be copyright compliant. If you own the copyright to your work and want to make it openly available, that’s great – the Resource Center will provide a search-engine-optimized access point for your content.

If the copyright is owned by someone else (e.g. a publisher), you’ll need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before uploading that content. An alternate strategy for copyright-protected content previously published in scholarly journals is to link to the PubMed version of the article. Although not all articles indexed by PubMed are open access, community members with institutional subscriptions to restricted content will have access, and those without subscriptions will be offered the option to buy or “rent” the content from the publisher. Even so, you should be sure to obtain all copyright permissions before uploading any content to the site.

Is content on the site moderated?

Yes. The Resource Center is actively reviewed by National Center staff and community moderators to ensure all content posted to the site is appropriate.

Does the Resource Center contain only emerging research?

No. The Resource Center offers a home to both peer-reviewed and grey literature allowing information to be shared freely among users. This allows the National Center to chronicle the 50-year history of interprofessional practice and education, by providing a unique perspective to trends through access to seminal works that have never been digitally available before.

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One of the most remarkable developments in the field of health care during the past several decades has been the rapid proliferation and growth of new health professions and occupations. Where physicians once stood virtually alone, other health workers now greatly outnumber them.  There is a...
For the second year, the Department of Data Systems in the Medical Education Group of the American Medical Association gathered information on graduate medical education primarily by means of an electronic data collection system. Eighty-eight percent of 6622 programs surveyed responded, with 83%...
The annual surveys of residency programs on which this report is based have had a higher than 90% response rate for the 5 years previous to 1989. Because of a change to the new electronic data collection system in 1989, the response rate decreased to 78.3%. To adjust for the lower response rate, a...
This is a case study illustrating the wide variety of models for rural health care delivery found in a western "frontier" state. In response to a legislative mandate, the University of Nevada School of Medicine created the Office of Rural Health in 1977. Utilizing a cooperative, community...
A number of activities that would eventually change the field of continuing medical education (CME) occurred between May 1, 1988, and May 1, 1989. This report summarizes many of these initiatives, as well as updates ongoing CME activities. Please note: The full text of this article is only...
No single discipline can hope to meet the diverse and complex health care needs of the aging members of our society. At present, for any typical geriatric patient who is admitted to a hospital, it is quite likely that in addition to a physician and a nurse, the skills and knowledge of a physical...
A relatively simple method for estimating the ability of rural communities to support health provider personnel services, the utilization of this tool is described and illustrated.
Healthcare professionals in the United States have been relatively unaware of the great interest in and experience with teamwork in health care going on in Great Britain and on the European continent. The author's reference to the famous call of Paul Revere, “the British are coming”, is not meant...
At the University of Nevada School of Medicine, medical students were introduced to community resources in their sophomore year. Studies strongly suggest that the physician who has some knowledge about a community agency, either through direct communication or through a patient's positive...
In 1974, the University of Nevada, Reno, received a special health careers opportunity grant to fund the Health Careers for American Indians Program (HCAIP).  Aimed at increasing the number of Native American students enrolled in the university's model interdisciplinary health sciences program,...
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Dr. Baldwin has been a foundational researcher, teacher and champion in the field of interprofessional health care education and collaborative practice for over 60 years. The materials he collected during his career are an invaluable resource for the interprofessional community. All materials which are not copyright-restricted have been made openly available through the National Center's Resource Center.

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