Resources to Support Interprofessional Education The resources on this guide will support the teaching and learning of students as well as researchers who have an interest in or participate in interprofessional (IP) learning or teaching activities.
The Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE) is a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network with the University Health Network as lead hospital. The Centre provides IPE opportunities to pre-entry to practice students and practice-based health professionals at our affiliated hospitals and community clinical placements and aims to lead the advancement of IPE through education, practice and research initiatives.
Vision: Centre for Interprofessional Education
Transforming Care Through Collaboration
Mission: Centre for Interprofessional Education
This academic centre will develop a curriculum to provide health professional students with the core competencies needed for the provision of interprofessional evidence-based care in a collaborative, team practice environment, and further establish the University of Toronto (UT), the University Health Network (UHN), and partners as a national and international leader in interprofessional education.
Why is Interprofessional Education Important?
The mission of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University highlights the importance of collaboration. We believe that students who gain a better understanding and appreciation of one anothers' roles in the provision of health care services, and who learn to respect and value the input of other disciplines in the team decision making process, will be better prepared for interprofessional collaboration following graduation. Therefore we are committed to providing high quality interprofessional experiences to health professional students during their education.
"Within a culture of innovation, exploration and collaboration, we lead by challenging what is and embracing what could be"
UBC Health enables more systematic collaboration across health programs at the University. UBC has a wide range of world-renowned health programs that span across faculties, campuses and the province. As such, UBC is uniquely placed to play a leading role in British Columbia and Canada in the transition to a health care system that is patient-centered, community-based, and team-oriented and evidence-based.
Specifically, UBC Health will work to enhance collaboration and integration in research and education across faculties and schools, with particular focus on large-scale grants and academic program development, including inter-professional education; enable a shared approach to addressing overlapping issues (e.g., faculty recruitment, research gaps, program delivery costs, clinical placement capacity, data systems); and to help build capacity to coordinate and manage external relations with appropriate governmental ministries, provincial health authorities, and collaborative frameworks such as the developing Academic Health Sciences Network.
Mimycx was created to bridge a gap in healthcare higher education inter-professional communications and cooperation. Mimycx allows healthcare professional schools across the country to offer students a way to interact online with each other, while fostering the development of skills that are critical in the patient/population-centered care field.
The game is just one example that highlights the growing focus on interprofessional education (IPE) in pharmacy education. Through IPE, pharmacy schools are teaching students how to work with other medical professionals, such as physicians and nurses, to prepare the student pharmacists for team-based care—whether in a hospital, integrated health system, or community practice setting.
Through its newly established educational gaming company, AACP spent the last year working on creating a video game, which will officially launch in 2015, intended to bring all health professions together to enhance learning through virtual medical mission quests.
“The students will be judged on whether they seek information from the right professions at the right time to make better patient care decisions,” said Lucinda Maine, BSPharm, PhD, Executive Vice President and CEO of AACP.
CAIPE is a community of practice whose members are dedicated to a collaborative future.
Membership of CAIPE provides access to a range of resources and activities and can be Individual; Student; Corporate or Service User and Carer.
CAIPE supports students, educators, practitioners, researchers and users of services inviting those who opt to be its members to:
Engage in mutual support;
Access online interprofessional national and international resources through publications including the Journal of Interprofessional of Care;
Contribute to CAIPE’s work through its Working Groups;
Respond with CAIPE to opportunities to influence policy and practice;
Access funding opportunities.
Our vision is for all professionals to put interprofessional practice at the heart of their service by providing integrated and high quality care
that is person-centred, compassionate, efficient and safe.
Our mission is to promote interprofessional practice so that professionals can provide the best service they are able.
If you are part of a team delivering a service and finding it hard to keep on top of best practice, there will be some element of change and learning required.
We would like to work together with you to find solutions.
Promote curriculum and clinical innovations in interprofessional education across the health sciences and information schools.
Provide the infrastructure for catalyzing interprofessional health professions training initiatives and faculty development.
Conduct evaluative research regarding the impact of health professions interprofessional innovations on students, faculty, providers and the health of the public.
Established by Health Canada in 2003, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) works with governments, health organizations, leaders, patients and healthcare providers to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality.
The National Health Sciences Students' Association (NaHSSA) was established in 2005, and it is the first national interprofessional student association in the world. NaHSSA is a network of local university and college-based chapters that promote interprofessional education and practice within Canada. It enables students to advocate for and learn from this form of education through social networking and leadership opportunities.
NaHSSA promotes patient-centered practice and teamwork through interprofessional education in order to respond to the evolving health care needs of Canadians. NaHSSA works actively with its chapters, students, and faculty to promote the attitudes, behaviours, and skills conducive to collaborative team-based care. In February 2007, a three-year financial sustainability plan was put in place to fund work.