occurs when members (or students) of two or more health and/or social care professions engage in learning with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the delivery of care.
occurs when members (or students) of two or more professions learn alongside one another; in other words, parallel rather than interactive learning.
occurs when education is undertaken by individuals within the same profession.
is the sum total of uniprofessional, multiprofessional and interprofessional education.
occurs when learners from different disciplines (e.g. chemistry, bio-engineering, geography, social science) engage in collaborative interactive learning for a range of purposes (e.g. to understand complex interdisciplinary issues, to explore different disciplinary roles and contributions).
occurs when learners from two or more disciplines learn alongside one another; in other words, parallel rather than interactive learning.
occurs when education is undertaken by individuals within the same discipline.
is the sum total of unidisciplinary, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education.
is focused on understanding the learning that occurs by individuals or groups (e.g. examining how learners’ knowledge and skills of collaboration have improved).
is focused on understanding the effects of a program (e.g. studying the impact of an IPE course on diabetes care and delivery of services to patients).
is an active and ongoing partnership, often between people from diverse backgrounds, who work together to solve problems or provide services.
relates to the collaborative efforts undertaken by individuals from different disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, economics, geography, political science and computer science.
is a type of interprofessional work that involves different health and social care professions who regularly come together to solve problems or provide services.
is a type of work that is similar to interprofessional collaboration, as it involves different health and social care professions. It differs as it is a ‘looser’ form of working arrangement whereby interprofessional communication and discussion may be less frequent in nature.
describes an activity that involves a loosely organized group of individuals from different health and social care professions who meet and work together on a periodic basis.
is a type of work which involves different health and/or social professions who share a team identity and work closely together in an integrated and interdependent manner to solve problems and deliver services.
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