Published August 7, 2017
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.