of relationships among health clinicians is important for reducing adverse
clinical outcomes. To improve clinician relationships, the relationship
development process is best initiated during health professional education,
rather than “refitting” the interrelationship model learned during the health
education process. While Interprofessional Education (IPE) has been identified
as an effective model to fill the gap for both education and practice, IPE
requires moving to an integrative curricular approach with a strong practice
component. As a developmental process, IPE implementation faces challenges at
every stage. The Interprofessional
Education Development: The Roadmap
for Getting There article describes the five stages of IPE, discusses
important components of creating an IPE culture, suggests strategies for overcoming
the challenges for each stage, and describes signs related to achievement of
the five developmental stages of IPE.
Cite this paper
Masten, Y. , Acton, C. , Ashcraft, A. and Esperat, C. (2013) Interprofessional education development: A road map for getting there. Open Journal of Nursing
, 323-329. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2013.33044
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