College of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education
Arcadia University's College of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education (IPE) aspires to have our students practice collaboratively to provide safe, cost-effective and efficient patient-centered care. The overall program goals are derived from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Core Competencies.
Interprofessional Education at Arcadia
"Having the opportunity to work as part of a team with students from different health professions has been a great way for me to be able to learn what other health professions have to offer and to be able to begin to practice teaching other students what I know. I have also really enjoyed being able to step back and gain some perspective about how the health professions interact to provide the best possible care for the patients we serve."
Four Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
1. Values/Ethics for Interpersonal Practice
Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect.
Use the knowledge of ones own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the healthcare needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of the populations.
3. Interpersonal Communication
Communicate with patients, families, communities, and other fields in responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health and thr prevention of disease.
4. Teams and Teamwork
Apply relationship-buildingvalues and principles of teamdynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe , timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.