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Abstract

Interprofessional education (IPE) and healthcare collaboration expectations have been established in both educational and clinical settings nationally and internationally. While multiple models for implementation have been developed, identifying the best model can be challenging. Through presenting a review of considerations pertinent to structuring nursing education in the context of IPE, as well as to provide a brief overview of IPE models and exemplars of programs using IPE, this article identifies gaps in, and the lack of, analysis and evaluation of IPE and its effectiveness on quality outcomes. In addition, benefits and barriers to IPE and IPCP will be discussed. Recommendations to nursing programs for IPE inclusion in curricula will be addressed.

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Publication Date

6-5-2017

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