Introduction to the Special Issue on Interprofessional

  • Jayashree Nimmagadda
  • Judy Murphy
Keywords: interprofessional education, collaborative practice, Interprofessional Education Collaborative, community health, well-being, knotworking theory, relationships

Abstract

These narratives describe how interprofessional relationships, communication and collaboration improve client care and enhance community health and well-being. Much research in this area focuses on the health care field is and limited within the education field. Research shows that health professionals work collaboratively, quality and efficiency improve, there are better client outcomes, and professionals are more satisfied. Research on interprofessional education (IPE) indicates that IPE promotes positive interactions and improves attitudes towards other professions. When students learn together they develop an appreciation for one another's role in health care and develop trusting relationships.

 

Published
2017-08-29