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ERIC Number: EJ962361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
An Interprofessional Approach to Business Planning: A Model of Collaboration
Ross, Cory; Alexander, Kathleen; Gritsyuk, Renata; Morrin, Arleen; Tan, Jackie
College Quarterly, v14 n2 Spr 2011
George Brown College is among the leaders in the interprofessional health-care education movement in Canada. Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaborative Practice occur "when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes." According to the World Health Organization document (WHO, 2010), Interprofessional education is a necessary step in preparing a collaborative practice-ready health workforce that is better prepared to respond to local health needs. George Brown provides undergraduate and post-graduate training programs for health professionals, community service workers and others including early childhood educators. The Division of Community Services and Health Sciences has embedded the IPE principles into their working relationships and have begun sharing and collaborating across the various programs. In the College system, there are always competing needs for resources. The Division of Community Services and Health Sciences of George Brown College has succeeded in embracing the strategic business planning process utilizing the fundamental tenets of interprofessionalism. In this paper, the authors will illustrate the way in which they place IPE at the forefront of their planning and will reinforce to the reader the richness in professional diversity of their team and consequently the dynamic approach to their very robust business plan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada