Interprofessional education aims at fostering teamwork, quality care
Health care professionals who learn together, work better together. That is the premise behind the growing practice of interprofessional education (IPE) in both schools and clinical settings.
“If we want interprofessional collaboration and high-performing teams in hospitals and communities, we need to educate and train students together so they can function effectively to improve the quality of care in the real world,” said Doreen Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing and an Alabama State Nurses Association member. “It’s not going to happen magically.” (more…)
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