Though not formally involved in interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) initiatives at this time, CLIPP continues to facilitate and support interprofessional collaboration across all health science disciplines wih a focus on imrpoving system infrastructure, supports and processes for clinical education.
The following IPE and IPCP resources - some new, others related to past projects - may be of interest to anyone seeking information on the planning, development and/or evaluation of interprofessional education and collaborative practice initiatives.
Health Sciences Interprofessional Education in Canada
Canadian post-secondary institutions are at varying stages of IPE development and have implemented different approaches to meet their IPE objectives. The following links provide a glimpse into the current IPE landscape in Canada.
Saskatchewan IPE Inventory
The Saskatchewan Interprofessional Education (IPE) inventory, completed in 2013, provides a snapshot of the types of learning opportunities avaiable to Saskatchewan health sciences students; which programs used IPE approaches; and what types of competencies were being learned.
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Learning Environments
The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Learning Environments Initiative (ICP & LE) was administered by the Western and Northern Health Human Resources Planning Forum, and funded through a grant from Health Canada. The aim was to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative and effective interprofessional collaborative practice and learning approaches to health care delivery in a variety of practice settings.
Saskatchewan's Rural West Primary Health Care Team
The following resources were compiled by the Rural West Primary Health Care Team, Sun Country Health Region, as part of the ICP & LE Initiative (see above).
Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative
The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative is a national hub for interprofessional education, collaboration in healthcare practice and patient-centered care.
- Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
- The Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education (JRIPE)
JRIPE is an open access journal that disseminate theropetical perspectives, methodologies, and evidence-based knowledge to inform interprofessional practice, education, and research to improve health care delivery, quality of care, and health status for individuals, families, and communities.