12 tips for developing inter-professional education (IPE) in healthcare

Hill, Elaine Alais susannna orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-4984-9446, Morehead, Erin Kristen orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-4096-0220, Gurbutt, Dawne, Keeling, Joanne orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0151-7234 and Gordon, Morris orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-1216-5158 (2019) 12 tips for developing inter-professional education (IPE) in healthcare. MedEdPublish, 8 (1).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2019.000069.1

Abstract

As healthcare increases in complexity there is growing awareness that interprofessional teamwork underpins safe and effective care delivery. However, in order to collaborate in interprofessional teams, health professionals must also train in them. Despite increasing interest in IPE amongst healthcare educators, and positive comments from students, barriers to its implementation remain. The authors of this article come from different healthcare professions and have overcome the challenges of developing IPE to devise several successful activities. This article outlines the educational benefits of IPE and provides guidance for surmounting obstacles to its implementation, supported by examples from our own experience.


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