Journal article

Taking stock of interprofessional learning in Australia Does working collaboratively provide better, safer and higher quality care?

Louise N Greenstock, Peter M Brooks, Gillian R Webb, Monica M Moran

Medical Journal of Australia | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

Changes in health service delivery and issues of quality of care and safety are driving interprofessional practice, and interprofessional learning (IPL) is now a requirement for medical school accreditation. There is international agreement that learning outcomes frameworks are required for the objectives of IPL to be fully realised, but there is debate about the most appropriate terminology. Interprofessional skills can be gained in several ways - from formal educational frameworks, at pre- and post-registration levels to work-based training. Research activity suggests that many consider that IPL delivers much-needed skills to health professionals, but some systematic reviews show that evid..

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