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A guide to resources and research in interprofessional education, research and practice.
"As preparation for collaborative practice, the interprofessional education of teams is seen as a key implementation strategy for certain phases of the Healthy People 2020 Education for Health framework”...interprofessional education with an emphasis on prevention will not only greatly assist with achieving the Healthy People objectives ...but also help prepare the next generation of health professionals to better address preventable health problems."
 

(Evans, Cashman, Page, & Garr, 2011 Model approaches for advancing interprofessional prevention education. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40, 245-260.)

Key Databases

Recommended Readings

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice:  this report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to the safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care desired by all.  Sponsored by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.

Educating for the Health Team:  this report came out of the first IOM Conference in 1972 on "Interrelationships of Educational Programs for Health Professionals", where 120 leaders from allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy considered key questions at the forefront of  contemporary national discussions about interprofessional education.

DSM-5 Online

   The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.  The DSM-5 is part of the recently purchased package called PsychiatryOnline Premium.  Connect to DSM-5
View the PsychiatryOnline Tutorial  to learn more about searching across psychiatric journals, ebooks, practice guidelines and more.

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Key Resources in this Guide

Articles in journals:  search CINAHL Complete or Medline for scholarly articles on interprofessional education, research and practice.
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Definitions

"The goal of this interprofessional learning is to prepare all health professions students for deliberatively working together with the common goal of building a safer and better patient-centered and community/population oriented U.S. health care system".

(Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Report of an expert panel. Washington, D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative, May 2011, p. 3).


Interprofessional Education: "When students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes" (WHO 2010)

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice"When multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care". (WHO, 2010)

Interprofessional Team-based Care: Care delivered by intentionally created, usually relatively small work groups in health care, who are recognized by others as well as by themselves as having a collective identity and shared responsibility for a patient or group of patients, e.g. rapid response team, palliative care team, primary care team, operating room team.