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Interprofessionalism

Interprofessional education and health care are essential to providing excellence in patient/client care.

Interprofessionlism is at the core of the Faculty of Health Sciences and informs all aspects of its teaching and learning mission, whether through informal conversations among colleagues or between students, or in more formal settings such as in classrooms and in the clinical setting.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to providing high quality interprofessional experiences to health professional faculty and students.

The CASCaDe Interprofessionalism page provides you with links to workshops, tools and resources that offer support to you as a faculty member seeking to enhance your interprofessional skills.

Program for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research

The Program for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (PIPER) was established in 2005 to provide support and develop learning experiences that further interprofessional education at McMaster.

PIPER hosts a number of interprofessional learning experiences, offered and maintained through IPE Manager for health professional students in the Undergradaute Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Physician Assistant and Child Life Studies programs.

Each year, PIPER hosts IPE Day, a large-group gathering of approximately 700 health sciences professional students designed to expose students to the importance of interprofessional education, healthcare and quality of patient care.

For more information on PIPER, please visit: http://piper.mcmaster.ca/

Program for Faculty Development

IPE Resources

Websites
Canadian Interprofessional Health Collective Western Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative National Centre for Interprofessional Practice and Education American Interprofessional Health Collaborative Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education Australasian Interprofessional Practice and Education Network

Documents

UN Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education Journal of Interprofessional Care