Inter-Professional Approach in the Healthcare Professions

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Inter-Professional Education allows for an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all health professions. Collaboration in health care, improving systems and skills and identifying best practices of interdisciplinary team based care can result in a reduction of communication errors and costs. Research correlating Inter-Professional Education with an increase in communication, quality care and patient safety, prompted the formation of the Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Committee at Sacred Heart University, College of Health Professions. The committee consists of twelve full time faculty from the undergraduate and graduate healthcare programs in the college. The committee meets once a month, ultimately creating inter-disciplinary activities for the undergraduate and graduate healthcare programs in the college. There are several activities offered to all students in health care disciplines, which commence in August and end in April. Previously held beliefs about other health care professions are explored and an appreciation for the contributions of all team members is developed.


Proceedings of The 9th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC 2018), March 13-16, Orlando, Florida.


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