Interprofessional learning involves students learning from students from other professions, as well as learning with students from other professions, for example in the classroom, and learning about other professions.
Associated terms are "multi-professional education", "common learning", "shared learning", and "interdisciplinary learning."
There is debate about the effectiveness of interprofessional education in enabling collaborative practice. Research and systematic review continue to identify some evidence of effectiveness in changing attitudes. But more empirical evidence of longer term impact is needed, particularly in respect of effects on service quality and service users’ and patients’ experience. Nevertheless, more evaluations of IPE have been conducted than for many other commonly accepted educational approaches.
An Interprofessional Rehabilitation University Clinic in Primary Health Care: A Collaborative Learning Model for Physical Therapist Students in a Clinical Placement
Dec 01, 2010; Background and Purpose. Collaborative work among health care professions is the key to quality patient/client care and...