The Interprofessional Education (IPE) Collection is designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce. With funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the IPE collection is an emergent product of collaboration between members of the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC), the American Psychological Association, Physician Assistant Education Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. This collection is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care in support of the
IPEC Report Background
The IPEC report contains expert panel recommendations on interprofessional core competencies for health professions students, delineated by four content domains, to provide integrated, high-quality care to patients within the nation’s evolving health care system. The panel also set forth 38 specific subcompetencies that describe the essential behaviors across the four domains, and suggested learning activities consistent with the World Health Organization’s definition of interprofessional education, as shared learning among students from two or more health professions.
The expert panel was convened by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), a unique partnership of six associations—the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Dental Education Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of Schools of Public Health.
General Competency Statements by Domain
Excerpted from Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel. (2011). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: Report of an expert panel. Washington, D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative.
- VALUES/ETHICS FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the healthcare needs of the patients and populations served.
- INTERPROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
Communicate with patients, families, communities, and other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease.
- TEAMS AND TEAMWORK
Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan and deliver patient-/population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.