Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)

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From the Editors


Welcome to the latest edition of the Jefferson Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter. We are thrilled to report that participation in interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration by faculty and staff at Jefferson is escalating. In this issue, Drs. Manning and Swan provide an overview of the recent Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report that reaffirms the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the classroom and clinical education for health care outcomes. Dr. Herge and colleagues describe a Jefferson example of how IPE can successfully be implemented in an existing discipline specific course. A clinical skills scenario (a woman hospitalized with an acute stroke) was presented in an occupational therapy course to teams of students from medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and pharmacy. The student teams worked with standardized patients/family to develop an interprofessional discharge plan.