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. In this issue, Dr. Zukowsky and colleagues describe the value of high-fidelity simulation to train interprofessional teams in high-risk high-stakes care. Their successful model has important implications for preparing teams to perform optimally during critical, and often stressful, clinical situations where expertise in both technical and team skills is imperative for best patient outcomes. Dr. Levinson and colleagues describe an exciting interprofessional care planning course which, for the first time at Jefferson, has brought senior Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Nursing, Pharmacy and Medical students together to explore robust, multi-faceted, person-centered care plans for patients with complex disabilities. Dr. Salzman provides an overview of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, an important model for improving primary care and incorporating coordinated interprofessional team care in a re-designed healthcare system. This piece gives an introduction to a new occasional series on Interprofessional Education and Care in the primary care setting.