What is interprofessional practice?
- Interprofessional practice (IPP) involves health workers from different professional backgrounds working together with patients, families, carers, communities and each other to deliver health care.
- Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when two or more health professionals learn with, from and about each other to improve health outcomes. Interprofessional education is a key enabler of interprofessional collaborative practice, so the two are closely linked.
There is growing awareness both internationally and locally of the benefits of interprofessional collaborative practice and education. The World Health Organisation supports this practice and has developed a Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Practice.
Resources to assist in advancing interprofessional practice and/or interprofessional education are available below. Additional resources will be added as available.
- Patient-centred care | Competency 1
- Interprofessional communication | Competency 2
- Role clarification | Competency 3
- Team functioning | Competency 4
- Collaborative leadership | Competency 5
- Interprofessional conflict resolution | Competency 6
The IPP newsletter aims to help ‘spread the word’ about all things interprofessional. The newsletter will include ideas, opportunities and inspiration from both our team and our key partners in Southern Queensland Rural Health and clinical education. We welcome contributions from anyone keen to share their own innovations in this area.
To make a contribution or find out more for a future edition, contact us on the details below.
Who can I contact for further information?For further information or resource recommendations, please contact:
Allied Health Education and Training
t. 07 4699 8097 | e. firstname.lastname@example.org