INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION FOR PERSON-CENTERED CARE
Keywords:interprofessional collaboration, collaborative practice, interprofessional education, interdisciplinary health team, health care team approach
AbstractInterprofessional collaboration (IPC) occurs when health workers with varying educational preparation and skills work together to deliver quality health services – as no single health professional can have all the required knowledge and skills. Governments and health policy makers are always looking for better ways of delivering care and IPC offers a smart solution to do this. Interprofessional education (IPE), an related concept, is a prerequisite in preparing a “collaborative practice-ready” health workforce that is better prepared to respond to local health needs. In interprofessional education, health workers, at some point during their training, learn together in order to work together.
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