About this Journal
Health and Interprofessional Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to increasing the availability of high-quality evidence to inform patient care and practitioner education from an interprofessional perspective. Submissions, reviews and editorial involvement from the global community of health professionals are both necessary and encouraged for the ongoing relevance of the journal's content.
Publication of HIP is coordinated by faculty from Pacific University's College of Health Professions, College of Optometry and University Library in collaboration with health professions colleagues at other institutions.
To contact the editorial staff of Health and Interprofessional Practice, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Pacific University College of Health Professions
Pacific University's College of Health Professions prepares its students to provide compassionate delivery of exemplary healthcare for a diverse population in a changing healthcare environment.
The College of Health Professions encompasses the following professional programs and schools:
The Graduate Certificate Program in Gerontology for the Healthcare Professional has a primary mission to foster and facilitate transdisciplinary education that enhances the quality of life of older adults. In support of this mission, the Certificate Program focuses primarily on health and aging; elder rights and health disparity in aging; and creating change in the healthcare environment by developing, leading and managing innovative programs to better serve older adults.
Pacific’s first graduate health program designed for the working adult, the Masters of Healthcare Administration Program prepares students to become leaders in the challenging and rapidly evolving health field. Strong emphasis on leadership, ethics, diversity, and cross-disciplinary planning and health delivery are central themes throughout the curriculum.
The dental hygiene entry-level program leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. This program includes two years of dental health courses completed at Pacific University, following completion of required prerequisite coursework.
The mission of the dental hygiene entry-level program is to prepare students to become dental hygienists who provide high quality, patient-centered care to diverse patient populations in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will have the foundation to pursue careers in education, public health, and management.
The School of Occupational Therapy educates students who integrate the art and science of occupational therapy and creatively collaborate with clients to improve health and participation in life. Through active engagement in diverse learning opportunities in the classroom and community, students graduate as competent, ethical practitioners who incorporate best evidence to guide current practice and advance emerging practice. Thus, graduates of the program promote health and well-being through engagement in therapeutic occupations (everyday life activities) that enhance quality of life for persons in the communities where they live, work, and play.
The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to provide a learner-centered environment that promotes excellence in professional pharmacy education, scholarship and service and prepares students to provide patient-centered medication therapy management to a diverse population with an integrated faculty through teamwork, professionalism, and critical thinking.
The School of Physical Therapy provides theoretical and applied education of exceptional quality in physical therapy. Through service and evidence-based practice, graduates are prepared to be ethical, autonomous, critically thinking practitioners who effectively respond to the ever-changing demands of the profession and society.
The mission of the Physician Assistant Program is to prepare students to provide quality care for a diverse population in a changing healthcare environment through an education based in primary care medicine with a focus on critical thinking.
Our global perspective on healthcare is supported by our focus on community based practice and international education. We embrace the role of the physician assistant in an interdisciplinary team, and are committed to the advancement of the profession by participating in professional, legislative and community activities.
The School of Professional Psychology prepares students for mastery and success in a rapidly evolving, demanding profession. Professional psychology and counseling require a solid grounding in the science of psychology, a keen sense of ethics, strong interpersonal and research skills, and the ability to work in a variety of professional roles with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds. The curriculum is designed to build and integrate these components of professional practice. The School offers two colloquia each year featuring nationally-known presenters. The School emphasizes community involvement and flexible, diversity-appropriate, practical applications of scientific psychology.
About the Pacific University College of Optometry
The mission of the College of Optometry is to promote excellence in vision and eye care through education, service, and research. We educate students to become highly competent practitioners, to render professional and ethical care, to understand their professional role in public service and the health care community, to analyze new information critically, and to advance vision and eye care through scientific inquiry.