Interprofessional Education

The World Health Organization (WHO 2010 Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice) has defined…

Interprofessional Education (IPE) as:
“when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health.
Interprofessional Practice (IPP) occurs:
“when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, care givers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care.”

The purpose of Interprofessional Education is to prepare health professions students for Interprofessional Practice by teaching collaborative practice competencies within the context of Interprofessional Teams. Research shows that effective health care teams are a factor in improved patient safety and quality of patient-centered care. Effective teamwork can help accomplish the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim – improving patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reduction of per capita cost of health care.

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Video credit: Rens Bias (CIL)
Video design by: Lillie Gelinas, Teresa Wagner, and Maya Nair. *Video is a team project required for completion of the IPE Faculty Development Program. This video seen is the winning video from IPE Faculty Development Cohort I.


This page was last modified on August 21, 2019