Interprofessional Education in Europe: Policy and Practice

Edited by: Andre Vyt, Majda Pahor, Tiina Tervaskanto-Maentausta

Interprofessional education (IPE) is acknowledged as a need in higher education based on societal demands. The impact of interprofessional collaboration on the quality of care and on the quality of human health is substantial. A continuous effort is needed to underpin interprofessional learning and teaching with evidence and to support it with tools created by research and development. This book is written by scholars from various European countries, all members of the European Interprofessional Practice & Education Network (EIPEN). It contains chapters on policy issues, as well as concrete examples of program reforms or successful interprofessional courses in health and social care. The examples of good practice show elements which have to be taken into account when developing and implementing interprofessional courses, course units, or study programs. The book contributes to the development of IPE in higher education institutions where IPE is not yet deployed, but also in institutions where IPE is present but not fully developed. It will encourage professionals, academics, and policymakers to engage themselves in fostering the further development of this domain. [Subject: Higher Education, Health Care, Social Care]

Publication Date: 9/25/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789044133349