Interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (IPCP) are the keys to improving health, safety, satisfaction and cost in the modern healthcare system. Interprofessional Education Toolkit: Practical Strategies for Program Design, Implementation, and Assessment provides healthcare educators, administrators, and clinicians with a practical, evidence-based manual for leading change. With these keys, we invite you to unlock meaningful collaboration for the next generation of health professionals, supported by an interprofessional collaboration of authors with more than 50 years of combined experience in education, practice, and scholarship in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, instructional design, simulation, and online education.
Following a step-by-step approach with supporting resources and examples, this guide offers a structured method for successful interprofessional program design, implementation, and assessment. Readers will explore IPE through the context of accreditation standards, administrative leadership, stakeholder buy-in, faculty and professional development, scholarship, teaching and learning, and curriculum development. Ten toolkits give professionals and educators the resources they need to quickly start new IPE learning experiences.
This book is the go-to manual to fully explore, successfully launch, and advance quality IPE that creates results.
• Presents active learning strategies including team-based learning, case-based learning, simulation, and dilemma discussions
• Highlights best practices for virtual and online IPE that help educators overcome major IPE barriers, especially accessibility, scalability and cost
• Offers an abstract, key definitions, and concepts at the beginning of each chapter to set the reader’s expectations
• Utilizes illustrations and tables to help clarify and expand on key concepts, enabling readers to more easily understand and apply material
• Includes comprehensive appendices on available resources for IPE and IPCP
• Provides step-by-step checklists, tables and figures on how to build IPE using didactic, simulation, online, and experiential learning andragogies
• Explores techniques to identify and reduce interdisciplinary biases, stereotypes, and prejudices, all barriers to dual professional identity and successful teaming