Promoting interprofessional education in health sector within the European Interprofessional Education Network

Joseph Liaskos, Antonis Frigas, Konstantinos Antypas, Dimitrios Zikos, Marianna Diomidous, John Mantas

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Abstract

According to a common definition, interprofessional education (IPE) is described as "occasions when two or more professions learn from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care". The Leonardo project under the name European Interprofessional Education Network (EIPEN) in health and social care, has been dealing with the challenges of interprofessional education. The EIPEN project tries to develop a transnational network of universities and employers in the six participating countries and at the same time to promote good practices in interprofessional learning and teaching in health and social care. IPE provides opportunities for students and practitioners to learn with, from and about each other during qualifying and post-qualifying training and in their practice. IPE in health and social care includes the education and training of practitioners in human and animal medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy and all other health professions including public and environmental health and health promotion, and social work. The outcomes of the EIPEN Project will provide means, material and guidelines for the enhancement of professional education in the multi-disciplinary field of Health Informatics. The methodology on the development of the Greek Interprofessional Network was based on a series of workshops aiming to document the educational process in healthcare institutes and universities followed by the assessment of the needs for the development of an interprofessional environment. The outcomes will provide means, material and guidelines for the enhancement of professional education in the multi-disciplinary field of Health Informatics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S43-S47
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Volume78
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Education
  • Interprofessional education
  • Multi-professional learning
  • Professional education

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