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Interprofessional Education Programs Today: Surveying Model Programs in the U.S
Journal of Allied Health (2010)
  • Dana Howell, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract
The challenges associated with interprofessional education (IPE) are well known to any of us who have attempted to implement a new IPE program, course, or curriculum. A scan of the IPE literature from the past decade reveals a host of documented barriers to IPE implementation, from a lack of funding and administrative support to the inability to manipulate the rigid schedules of multiple professional degree programs. Even an attitudinal barrier, such as a lack of respect for another profession, may present a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Despite these inherent complications, however, there are a number of programs in the United States that have successfully negotiated a path to IPE. These programs have pioneered creative ways to integrate IPE into their current curricula and programs, through a process of careful interprofessional teamwork within their respective institutional systems. This e-supplement offers an intriguing glimpse into some of the most comprehensive and exceptional IPE programs that are currently underway in the United States.
Keywords
  • interprofessional education programs,
  • united states occupational therapy education programs,
  • interprofessional occuaptional therapy
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Dana Howell. "Interprofessional Education Programs Today: Surveying Model Programs in the U.S" Journal of Allied Health Vol. 20 Iss. 3, Pt. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danahowell/7/