Answer to "Where can I read more about IPE?"
There is an ever-expanding literature on IPE and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP), as well as several websites dedicated to the topic that are supported via national interprofessional education and practice networks.
A good introduction and summary is this book chapter:
THISTLETHWAITE, J.E, and VLASSES, P. (2016). Interprofessional education. In: J Dent & R Harden (Eds). A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers. Fifth Edition. London: Elsevier, pp. 128-133.
FREETH, D., HAMMICK, M., REEVES, S., KOPPEL, I., and BARR, H. (2005). Effective interprofessional education: development, delivery and evaluation. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-405-11653-4
KITTO, S., CHESTERS, J., THISTLETHWAITE, J.E, and REEVES, S. (eds). (2011). A sociology of interprofessional healthcare practice: critical reflections and concrete solutions. New York, Nova. ISBN: 978-1-60876-866-0
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. (2010). Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Geneva: WHO. Available at: http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/framework_action/en/
HAMMICK, M., OLCKERS, L., & CAMPION-SMITH, C. (2009). Learning in interprofessional teams: AMEE Guide No. 38. Medical Teacher, 31, 1-12.
HEAN, S., CRADDOCK, D., & HAMMICK, M. (2012). Theoretical insights into interprofessional education: AMEE Guide No. 62. Medical Teacher, 34, e78-e101.
THISTLETHWAITE, J.E (2012). Interprofessional education: a review of context, learning and the research agenda. Medical Education, 46, 58-70.
FREETH, D., SAVIN-BADEN, M., and THISTLETHWAITE, J.E. Interprofessional education. In: Swanwick, T., O’Brien, B., and Forrest, K. (eds). Understanding medical education. 3rd edition. Oxford: Wiley.
CAIPE – Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education: https://www.caipe.org/
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The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education: https://nexusipe.org/
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