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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.


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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.

Looking for a specific journal?  search the E-journal Finder

Books & print journals: search in Scholar OneSearch, limiting your search to "Library Catalog"

Key Databases

  • Medline (EbscoHost)
    Authoritative biomedical and health articles from 5,600 worldwide journals in 60 languages; also including some nursing, dentistry, veterinary, health policy, pre-clinical sciences. The majority of the publications covered are scholarly journals, a small number of newspapers, magazines and newsletters are included. 1946 - present.
  • PubMed
    Open-access version of Medline, the health information clearinghouse from the National Library of Medicine. Includes links to full text for authorized NU affiliates.
  • CINAHL Complete (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health)
    The world's most comprehensive index for nursing & allied health journals, indexes 5,300 journals; providing full text for more than 1,400 journals. Covers 1937-present.
  • Education Research Complete (Ebsco)  Icon
    Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,870 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,060 journals, and includes full text for more than 133 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
  • Web of Science
    Citation information and analysis, as well as author abstracts, are available in this multidisciplinary database covering 11,000 high impact research journals. Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work. Coverage: 1975 to the present.

New Resources!

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  • Access Medicine  Icon
    from McGraw-Hill Medical is an innovative online resource that provides access to 77 core medical texts, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, USMLE practice questions, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device. Updated frequently and expanded continuously by world-renowned physicians.
  • AccessPhysiotherapy  Icon
    a comprehensive full-text online learning tool, featuring 20 core physical therapy texts, 500+ videos and narrated lectures in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine, demonstrations of examination & treatment techniques. Also includes a cadaver dissection tool, modalities & therapeutic goals, search core topics for interventions, functional limitations, goals, A & A, case studies and more.
  • AccessPharmacy  Icon
    AccessPharmacy is an online curricular resource for pharmacy education. The source includes curriculum topics, organ systems, textbooks, drug monographs, lab tests, calculators, videos, case studies, and more.


"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.

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