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.

Classic texts:

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:


AMEE guides

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.


Review article

THISTLETHWAITE, J.E (2012). Interprofessional education: a review of context, learning and the research agenda. Medical Education, 46, 58-70.


In press

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.


Useful websites


CAIPE – Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education:

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The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education:

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