Creating the Health Care Team of the Future: The Toronto Model for Interprofessional Education and Practice

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One way to significantly improve the delivery of health care is to teach the health professionals who provide care to work together, to communicate with each other across professional boundaries, and to start to think and act like a team that has the patient at its center. The team-based care movement is at the heart of major changes in medical education and will become an element in the new accreditation standards.

Through its Centre for Interprofessional Education, the ...

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Creating the Health Care Team of the Future: The Toronto Model for Interprofessional Education and Practice

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Overview

One way to significantly improve the delivery of health care is to teach the health professionals who provide care to work together, to communicate with each other across professional boundaries, and to start to think and act like a team that has the patient at its center. The team-based care movement is at the heart of major changes in medical education and will become an element in the new accreditation standards.

Through its Centre for Interprofessional Education, the pioneering approach in this area taken by the University of Toronto has attracted international attention. The role of the Centre for IPE, a formal partnership between the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network, is to create a hub for the university and the many teaching hospitals where all core parties can be actively engaged in redesigning this new model of health care. In Creating the Health Care Team of the Future, Sioban Nelson, Maria Tassone, and Brian D. Hodges give a brief background of the Toronto Model and provide a step-by-step guide to developing an IPE program.

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"Once again, the educational team from the University of Toronto is providing cutting-edge work. With interprofessional education and care sweeping across the United States, academic programs will be looking for a resource such as this to provide guidance for building their educational models. The quality of this work is outstanding. The authors combine up-to-date IPE scholarship with practical content expertise that will assist educators at they forge new IPE curricula and collaborative care learning opportunities for health profession students and clinicians alike."—Richard D. Kiovsky, Indiana University School of Medicine

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"Once again, the educational team from the University of Toronto is providing cutting-edge work. With interprofessional education and care sweeping across the United States, academic programs will be looking for a resource such as this to provide guidance for building their educational models. The quality of this work is outstanding. The authors combine up-to-date IPE scholarship with practical content expertise that will assist educators at they forge new IPE curricula and collaborative care learning opportunities for health profession students and clinicians alike."—Richard D. Kiovsky, Indiana University School of Medicine
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Meet the Author

Sioban Nelson is the Vice-Provost Academic Programs, University of Toronto. She is coauthor of Creating the Health Care Team of the Future and coeditor of Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered and Notes on Nightingale: The Influence and Legacy of a Nursing Icon, all from Cornell. She is also the author of "Say Little Do Much": Nursing, Nuns and Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century.

Maria Tassone is the inaugural director of the Centre for IPE. She is also the Senior Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice at the University Health Network in Toronto, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Brian D. Hodges is Vice-President Education at the University Health Network, Professor of Psychiatry, Scientist at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, and Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research at the University of Toronto. He is the coauthor of Creating the Health Care Team of the Future: The Toronto Model for Interprofessional Education and Care and coeditor of The Question of Competence: Reconsidering Medical Education in the Twenty-First Century, both from Cornell. He is also the author of The Objective Structured Clinical Examination.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why a Toronto Model Workbook?
1. Getting Started

2. Structuring for Success

3. Building the Curriculum

4. Creating a Strong Education–Practice Interface

5. Thinking about Impact and Sustainability from the Start

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