Optimum health care delivery requires increasing reliance allied health care professionals who are members of highly functioning teams. However, few allied health care professionals are trained in the specific field of urology. Within our urology department, care of patients is fragmented into different segments with little to no crossover of staff. Patient care may benefit from specialty training and additional education sessions for those involved in patient care. Interprofessional Education (IPE) offers a potential way to improve collaboration and may enhance healthcare outcomes.
"Interprofessional Education in a Department of Urology,"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE):
2, Article 2.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol3/iss2/2