Interprofessional education can be defined simply as:
…Occasions when two or more professions learn with, from and about
each other to improve collaboration and quality of care.
The Center for Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), 1997
Why is Interprofessional Education Important?
The mission of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University highlights the importance of collaboration. We believe that students who gain a better understanding and appreciation of one anothers' roles in the provision of health care services, and who learn to respect and value the input of other disciplines in the team decision making process, will be better prepared for interprofessional collaboration following graduation. Therefore we are committed to providing high quality interprofessional experiences to health professional students during their education.
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