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Interprofessional Practice

 Definition

Interprofessional practice is the current industry terminology that is used to refer to “two or more professions working together as a team with a common purpose, commitment and mutual respect”(Freeth et al. 2005, cited in Dunston et al., 2009, p. 6).

Dunston, R., Lee, A., Lee, A., Matthews, L., Nisbet, G., Pockett, R., Thistlethwaite, J., & White, J. (2009). Interprofessional health education in Australia: The way forward. Retrieved from http://www.rilc.uts.edu.au/pdfs/wayforward.pdf

The teams in which the professionals may operate may be described as:

Interdisciplinary

Multidisciplinary

Transdisciplinary

 

To gain an understanding of these different types of interprofessional teams start with the following publications:

 

Jessup, R. (2007). Interdisciplinary versus multidisciplinary care teams: Do we understand the difference? Australian Health Review, 31, 330-331.
[This article appears in Issue 3.] 

Hint: Search the library catalogue via journal title, not article title to access this article: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/library

Higgs, J., McAllister, L., & Sefton, A. (2012).Communication in the health sciences. In J. Higgs, R. Ajjawi, L. McAllister, F. Trede, & S. Loftus (Eds.), Communicating in the health sciences (3rd ed., pp. 4-14). Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.
[This is Chapter 1.]

Portsmouth, L., Coyle, J., & Trede, F. (2012). Working as a member of a health team. In J. Higgs, R. Ajjawi, L. McAllister, F. Trede, & S. Loftus (Eds.), Communicating in the health sciences (3rd ed., pp. 271-279). Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.
[This is Chapter 27.]

Hint: Search the library catalogue to find a print copy at your campus library: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/library

Stone, N. (2007). Coming in from the interprofessional cold in Australia. Australian Health Review, 31, 332-340.
[This article appears in Issue 3.]  

Hint: Search the library catalogue via journal title, not article title to access this article: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/library

World Health Organization. (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/framework_action/en/index.html

 

If you need help finding these resources via the library go to the library guide Finding items on a resource list http://latrobe.libguides.com/health_sci_resourcelist > & select relevant tab e.g. journal article, for brief instructions.

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