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Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice: Start Here!

A guide to resources and research in interprofessional education, research and practice.


This guide introduces you to library services and resources to support your Interprofessional Education research.
Use the tabs at the top of this page to search for articles in health sciences databases, locate e-books and background information on your topic. If you need help with your research, please contact me, schedule an appointment, or for immediate assistance Ask A Librarian.

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

Key Databases

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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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"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.