An Effective Tool For Improving Health And Social Care

1765 WordsAug 31, 20168 Pages
Interprofessional Education Practice is being embraced in many health and social care settings because of its positive effects on all stakeholders--service users, parents and guardians, workers, and institutions of learning--that are tasked with the responsibility of firmly establishing this health and social care innovation…. The general assumption, as I have noticed through my research, is that IPE is designed as a bridge between the gaps among all professionals involved in caring and providing support for clients in a health and social care settings (Edith Cowan University, 2011). An effective tool for developing efficiency and collaboration among health workers of different professions, IPE occurs when students or workers from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes (Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, 2002). Quoting from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Jones and Phillips in their 2016 article “Social work and interprofessional education in health Care: A call for continued leadership,” revealed the reason why the IOM recommends that “health professionals should be educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interprofessional team” (p. 20). In an attempt to evaluate IPE outcomes for medical professions–medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, social work, pharmacy etc.–some selected undergraduate students’ performances were reviewed, and generally
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