Benefits of interprofessional education in health care.

Illingworth, P. and Chelvanayagam, S., 2007. Benefits of interprofessional education in health care. British Journal of Nursing, 16 (2), 121 - 124 .

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This article examines some of the literature regarding the benefits of interprofessional education (IPE) in the field of health care. These benefits in relation to service users (and carers), higher education institutions, service providers and students are all explored. Barriers to IPE are being broken down by many of the various stakeholders working towards a similar agenda. However, currently there remains some doubt as to whether IPE has a direct positive impact on the health gain of service users and carers. Research is needed to demonstrate if service users and carers benefit directly from IPE and if they do not, the reason for pursuing it needs to be questioned.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Allied Health Occupations ; Attitude of Health Personnel ; Cooperative Behavior ; Curriculum ; Education, Medical, Undergraduate ; Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate ; Evidence-Based Medicine ; Health Services Needs and Demand ; Humans ; Interdisciplinary Communication ; Interprofessional Relations ; Models, Educational ; Nursing Education Research ; Patient Care Team ; Program Development ; Program Evaluation
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:21150
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:07 May 2014 12:23
Last Modified:07 May 2014 12:23


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