Welcome to the Interprofessional Education LibGuide!
This guide is intended to help clinicians, students, instructors, and any individuals interested in Interprofessional Education (IPE) to find the content and resources you require. This could involve:
Help with assignments and training expectations
Important theories, models, and frameworks within IPE
Skills, knowledge and resources required to develop interprofessional collaboration
Searching for IPE resources and literature
This LibGuide was developed collaboratively between the Health Sciences Library (HSL) and the Program for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (PIPER). Funding for this project was provided by the MacPherson Institute as part of the Student Partners Program.
Using This Guide
Theories, Models, & Frameworks - This tab provides information on IPE theories, models, and frameworks.
Discover IPE Evidence - This tab contains IPE-related journals, databases, articles, Grey and Published literature searching, and a guide to searching for IPE evidence.
Discover IPE Resources - This tab contains IPE-related tools and resources including videos, case studies, teaching resources, and a guide to searching for IPE resources.
Other IPE Topics - This tab contains IPE health policies, evaluation tools, conferences, and guides to developing and facilitating IPE.
External Links - This tab contains links to professional associations, curriculum standards, clinical practice guidelines, and accreditation organizations.
IPE & FHS - This tab provides resources related to IPE in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at McMaster, the IPE competencies, as well as MacSphere where you can find PIPER research and presentations.
MISC (Students) - This tab for students provides information regarding the McMaster Interprofessional Student Collaborative, or MISC.
What is interprofessional education?
"Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes" (WHO, 2010).
What is collaborative practice?
"Collaborative practice occurs when multiple health workers from different backgrounds work together with patients, families, caregivers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care" (WHO, 2010).
To view the FHS's strategic goals and priorities, click here.
FHS = Faculty of Health Sciences (at McMaster University)
IPE = Interprofessional Education
PIPER = Program for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research
MISC = McMaster Interprofessional Student Collaborative
1. World Health Organization. (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice (No. WHO/HRH/HPN/10.3). World Health Organization. Retrieved from http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/70185/WHO_HRH_HPN_10.3_eng.pdf?sequence=1