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


Interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice is believed to be an essential component of healthcare system transformation via the "Quadruple Aim" (IPEC. 2016) IP simulations provide invaluable opportunities for learners to practice, discuss, and improve teamwork and communication skills for clinical situations (Thistlethwaite, 2012). Furthermore, IP simulations help students gain a nuanced understanding of, and appreciation for, the roles and responsibilities of colleagues from different professions (Thistlethwaite, 2012). As a result, students increase their understanding of how practice is enhanced as they gain additional perspectives on care and improve their ability to engage in effective IP teamwork (IPEC, 2016). IP simulations allow an opportunity to explicitly address teamwork issues that arise frequently in clinical practice.