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Definition

"Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and 
improve health outcomes. Once students learn how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative 
practice team. This is a key step in moving health systems from fragmentation to a position of strenth."

"Collaborative practice in health-care occurs when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive services by 
working with patients, their families, carers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings."


 

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). (2010). Framework for action on
interprofessional education & collaborative practice. Geneva: World Health Organization.
See 
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2010/WHO_HRH_HPN_10.3_eng.pdf

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