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Team Care

Better patient outcomes through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Just as the human body must coordinate its many complex systems to stay healthy, so too must healthcare professionals communicate effectively amongst their ranks if we are to give patients the very best in care.

At Penn Nursing, we place a premium on interprofessional education and practice. Along with Penn Perelman School of Medicine, we’ve created a working model for what collaborative care can look like, in which nurses, physicians, and students go on rounds together and make decisions about patient care in real-time, using input from the whole group.

Interprofessionalism Resources

Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education 
Institute of Medicine (IOM), Ongoing

Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World
The Lancet, 2010

Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice
The World Health Organization, 2010