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Interprofessional Education

Freeth, D., Savin-Baden, Maggi and Thistlethwaite, J. (2018) Interprofessional Education. In: Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory, and Practice 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 191-206. ISBN Online:9781119373780

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This chapter takes a broad view of education and include formal and informal interprofessional learning (IPL), serendipitous learning. It views Interprofessional education (IPE) and IPL as focused on improving professional practice, care, and services to support and enhance the lives of individuals, communities, and populations. The chapter argues that IPE and IPL contribute to this through promoting high quality interprofessional collaboration (IPC), founded on complementary professional contributions. Poorly planned or delivered IPE may be damaging if it generates a reluctance to engage in subsequent interprofessional collaboration or reinforces negative stereotypes. The chapter examines its effectiveness in different contexts and with different approaches, and summarises some key literature. It highlights that there is no ideal or essential location for IPE within a curriculum, but there are many opportunities for enhancing learning through IPE. The chapter also discusses the rationale for interprofessional education for collaborative practice, curriculum alignment and the importance of the assessment of interprofessional learning outcomes.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: medical education, interprofessional education, IPE, interprofessional learning, IPL, interprofessional collaboration, IPC, professional practice
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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SWORD Depositor: Prof. Pub Router
Depositing User: Maggi Savin-Baden
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 09:22
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:25

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