Interprofessional education and collaborative practice resources provide information on various topics related to interprofessional education resources and that may inform curriculum development and clinical education, as well as offer other opportunities available to physical therapy educators in this arena.
Google Hangout: Multidisciplinary Health Professionals Discuss Professionalism and Interprofessional Professionalism
Members from osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and nursing discuss professionalism in their perspective health care fields as it relates to health care professionals outside of physical therapy and as it interrelates among health care professionals, including physical therapy
Interprofessional Education: An Exploration in Physical Therapist Education
This article was authored by Drs. Holly Wise, Jody Frost, Cheryl Resnik, Beth Davis, and Annette Iglarsh and published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education in 2015. The abstract states, "…physical therapist education programs developing IPE within their institutions typically elect to first target IPE within classroom experiences before integrating IPE within clinical experiences. In order to advance IPE within clinical experiences, development of more formalized clinical partnerships will be needed to better enable the expansion of IPE within patient care experiences for learners. This study raised additional research questions for future investigation." Access the article via the PTNow Article Search tool.
American Interprofessional Education Collaborative (AIHC)
The American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) transcends boundaries to transform learning, policies, practices, and scholarship toward an improved system of health and wellness for individual patients, communities, and populations. It believes educating those entrusted with the health of individuals, communities, and populations to value and respect each other’s unique expertise and skills and to work together is fundamental to care that is effective, safe, of high quality, and efficient in terms of cost, resources, and time.
- AIHC Webinar Series
The AIHC Leadership Webinar Series offers a forum for leaders who are committed to systems transformation through interprofessional collaboration and learning. The Webinar Series is designed to showcase significant transformational interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice efforts. Sign up on this website to be contacted when webinar registration becomes available.To access the webinar series, click here.
Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC)
The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative promotes collaboration in health and education. Members include educators, policymakers, health providers, students, and citizens who are committed to changing the health care system for the better in Canada. Information about this organization's core activities is informative in learning how interprofessional collaborative structures can advance interprofessional education, collaborative practice, and research.
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
This is the second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap and recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others.
Genomics/Genetics Curriculum (Core Competencies)This is the 3rd edition of Core Competencies in Genetics for Health Professionals based on the National Coalition for Health Professions Education in Genetics. The document reflects the experiences of those who have used the Competencies. The 2nd edition of the Competencies, published in 2005, highlighted the widespread use of these Competencies by health professionals around the world integrating genetics and genomics into a broad array of educational programs.
Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative
The Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC) is comprised of 10 health care profession organizations and one assessment organization of which physical therapy is a member. This group is working to develop a "toolkit" to include a glossary of terms related to interprofessional professionalism, resources/references on this topic, and a mechanism to measure and assess interprofessional professionalism. The IPC is engaged in a two-year pilot study of the Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment and will be completing this study in September 2015.
Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) – Core Competencies
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), spearheaded by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and consisting of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Dental Education Association, Association of Schools of Public Health, and the AAMC, jointly sponsored an expert panel to recommend core competencies that would prepare learners in the six professions for interprofessional collaborative practice. The panel delivered a report which was released on May 10, 2011. The American Physical Therapy Association and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) are listed as IPEC supporting organizations given their positions in support of the current IPEC Core Competencies.
IPEC Interprofessional Faculty Institutes
The IPEC Interprofessional Faculty Institute on Interprofessional Education is offered annually and available for faculty team-based registration. To learn more about this conference click here and to register as a faculty team for this conference please click here.
The overall goal is to create faculty champions to enhance interprofessional curricula and student learning experiences in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care, through team-focused activities designing an institutional-based project. Each team should designate a single team organizer who will be responsible for submitting contact and discipline information on behalf of the entire team.
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
"The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NEXUS) is a public-private partnership (awarded by HRSA) that contributes to the transformation of health care by identifying ways to improve health, enhance patient care and control costs through integrating interprofessional practice and education. By rigorously aligning and integrating the needs and interests of health professions education with practice, the center aims to create a transformational "nexus" to incubate ideas, define the field, guide program development and research. The work of the Center is focused on five core domains: leadership; collaborative practice and health system transformation; education and training; research, evaluation and scholarship; and innovative and novel models." The National Center for IPE's website provides a plethora of resources that include free Webinar series, national data center repository, IPECP measurement instruments, forums and discussions with opportunities for collaboration, real stories about the implementation of IPECP with patients, students, networking with experts and organizations, and much more!
ACAPT National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC)
Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC) was created to advance physical
therapy as an integral component of interprofessional education and practice
through collaboration with other organizations nationally and internationally.
The Objectives of NIPEC include a) Disseminating information on IPE among physical therapy education programs; b)Providing a mechanism for engaging academic and clinical educators to address
matters related to integration of interprofessional education into academic
physical therapy; c) Fostering a culture of innovation, intellectual engagement, and leadership
among faculty in interprofessional education; d) Facilitating collaboration with other health professions educational programs
for education, practice and scholarly activity related to interprofessional
education; e) Developing mechanisms for enabling entry-level physical therapists to meet the
core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice; g) Disseminating information related to interprofessional collaborative practice
to the physical therapy community; and h) Serving
as a resource related to interprofessional collaboration to the APTA. For more information on how to become a member of NIPEC, please contact the Chair, Cheryl Resnik, PT, DPT.
Team-based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice
This is a companion report to the IPEC Core Competencies whose development was sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. This report was the result of a conference held in February 2011 to preview the core competencies presented by IPEC, and to create action strategies that would use them to "transform health professional education and health care delivery in the United States." Physical therapist professional programs may wish to review and consider how these team-based competencies could be applied in bridging education and clinical practice communities.
WHO Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice
The Journal of Interprofessional Care published in the September 2010 issue a number of papers related to the WHO Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (World Health Organization)