Congratulations to Associate Professor Diane Elze and co-authors
on the publication of their book chapter, "The University at
Buffalo’s IPE/IPCP initiative," in Perspectives on
interdisciplinary education and practice.
Elze, D., Wietig, P., & Ohtake, P. (2017). The University at
Buffalo’s IPE/IPCP initiative. In C. Morano (Ed.),
Perspectives on interdisciplinary education and practice
(pp. 157-183). Washington, DC: NASW Press.
Perspectives on Interprofessional Education and Practice
provides a comprehensive look at the history and implementation of
IPE and IPP in academic and occupational settings. The book
examines the history of IPE, the rise of competency-based
education, and the challenge of balancing multiple disciplinary
competencies. It then explores the four core competencies for IPP
developed by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. The
book presents detailed analyses of five academic programs in the
United States that currently offer IPE programs, discussing the
methods, curriculum designs, and logistical approaches that made
the programs enriching for students. Finally, it delves into the
nuances of IPP in a variety of settings and specialty areas,
including the Veterans Health Administration, pediatric medicine,
geriatric medicine, and the emergency department.