Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) A Primer

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Martha Driessnack


         The knowledge and skills needed to provide high quality patient care in today’s world are increasing. This increase is partially due to the fact that health care itself is becoming more complex. There are many new health-related conditions and diseases and many others are becoming chronic, especially as populations around the world are aging. Identifying best practice and solutions for complex health problems is not always possible when one is working alone. Accordingly, the number of healthcare professionals needed to manage one patient is increasing. These healthcare teams need to be able to work together. For nursing faculty, it means that we not only need to prepare our students as nurses, but we also need to prepare them to be effective inter-professional team members.

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Driessnack, M. (2018). Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE): A Primer. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 36(3), 4–8. Retrieved from
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