Book Review: Interdisciplinary Discourse Communicating Across Disciplines

Interdisciplinary Discourse Communicating Across Disciplines Seongsook Choi & Keith Richards. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 300 pages, $99.00 / ISBN: 978-1- 137-47039-3   Review by: Bronte Diduck, Department of Applied Psychology, Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada   This book is appropriate for anyone seeking to implement interdisciplinary practice across a multidisciplinary team (rather than… Read More »

Interprofessional education and practice: Some reflections on the future

During my 20+ year engagement in the interprofessional field – predominately as a researcher, but also as a teacher, faculty developer, journal editor and learner – I have witnessed a steady year-on-year growth of interprofessional education and practice activities – across the globe. Encouragingly, during this period, I have seen colleagues develop and implement a… Read More »

Book Review: Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practices

Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practices. Dawn Forman, Marion Jones, & Jill Thistlethwaite (Eds). Palgrave, Macmillan, UK. 2016. 359 pages. ISBN 978-1-137-53744-7   The editors introduce the importance of interprofessional practices and collaborative techniques in order to provide high quality care regarding healthcare and evaluation. The use of these practices will… Read More »

Interprofessional teams and integrated care – Can they make a difference?

Healthcare is full of debatable definitions, creating dilemmas across departments and across the globe. One definition that may differ in its wording but not in its meaning and implications is ‘Integrated Care’. One such definition from the NHS in the UK, is: For health, care and support to be ‘integrated’, it must be person-centred, coordinated,… Read More »

Welcome to our new Blog!

It’s the middle of summer, the sun is actually shining in the UK and in other parts of the world and for once, you’re reading something that is not related to presidential gaffes, politics or the most recent Instagram post from a b-list celebrity.   You are currently readling line 4 of the most recent… Read More »

Research Note: What does Interprofessional communication look like in an inner city emergency room? Some observations and reflections

What does Interprofessional communication look like in an inner city emergency room? Some observations and reflections Christine Holland, MMS, PA-C Instructor at Rush University PA Program Contact: Christine_S_Holland@rush.edu Introduction It is well-accepted that good interprofessional communication is a precondition for optimal care and treatment for patients in addition to good cooperation between healthcare providers (e.g.… Read More »