Evidence suggests interprofessional collaborative practice significantly improves patient outcomes, reduces mortality and enhances quality-of-life.1 Person-focused care demands collaboration among professions in a team approach to address multiple issues including illness, prevention, and health promotion activities. Key elements of successful implementation of interprofessional education are supported in Thomas Jefferson University’s Clinical Care Plan, Interprofessional Course (CCPIC) that includes increasing knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, and competencies of other health professions, collaborating in teams, recognizing the patient as the expert, and communicating effectively.
Levinson, Marcia; Shaffer, Kathryn; and Egras, Amy
"Clinical Care Plan, Interprofessional Course,"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE):
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol2/iss1/4