IPE Philosophy


To foster the integration and effectiveness of interdisciplinary practice, there is growing national interest and momentum regarding interprofessional education.  Historically, education for health professionals has been delivered in unidisciplinary contexts, occurring in separate, often isolated silos.  State of the art education and training of health professionals across disciplines requires a more integrated approach, emphasizing skills and training needed to engage in shared decision making, joint accountability for patient care and population health.

It is no longer adequate to have a team of experts.  Collaborative practice that is done by an expert team with interdisciplinary members who learn from and with each other and share a clear understanding of and knowledge of how to use each other’s roles and skills.  The driving force behind both Integrated Healthcare and Interprofessional Education is the ultimate goal of positively impacting patient safety and quality of care.