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 »

Research Note: Using interprofessional education to enhance knowledge and skills for integrated and person-centred care

  Using interprofessional education to enhance knowledge and skills for integrated and person-centred care      Introduction An educational, person-centred initiative was designed to bring individuals from different clinical arenas and professions together. It was intended to enhance working collaboratively and move person-centred care forward jointly across the organisations involved, and in the practitioner’s own… Read More »

Research Note: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration around Stockholm: A Study Trip Report

Interprofessional Education and Collaboration around Stockholm: A Study Trip Report Heike Penner & Rita Hofheinz Department of Staff Development, University Hospital Munich, Germany E-mail: Heike.Penner@med.uni-muenchen.de Introduction As a result of demographic changes in Germany, the growing proportion of elderly people with chronic, multiple diseases is making increasingly complex demands on health care professionals. A trend analysis at the University Hospital of… Read More »

Book Review: Interprofessional Teamwork in Health and Social Care: Key Tensions and Future Possibilities.

 Interprofessional Teamwork in Health and Social Care: Key Tensions and Future Possibilities. In, The Power of Distributed Perspectives (2016) Günter Abel & Martina Plümacher (Editors)Walter De Gruyter Inc, 2016, 364 pages, hardcover, $140 USD, ISBN-10: 3110482649 ISBN-13: 978-3110482645 This recent volume, edited by Günter Abel and Martina Plümacher, compiles sixteen articles (four of which… Read More »

Announcement: Journal of Interprofessional Care Baldwin Award Winner

Journal of Interprofessional Care Baldwin Award Winner IntroductionThe Baldwin Award is in recognition of DeWitt ‘Bud’ Baldwin Jr.’s lifelong and distinguished contribution to interprofessional care. It was first awarded in 2009 for the best article of the 2008 volume of the Journal of Interprofessional Care. Each year since, a panel of judges recruited from the… Read More »