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1 Interdisciplinary Education and Training Prof Jim Buchan Discussant

2 Interdisciplinary Education and Training First impressions Drivers Impact and Effect Trends

3 First impressions A lot of commonality in issues Sense of chronology in all four countries Evidence of cross border influences Similar group of drivers Language/ clarity? IPE, IPL, IPCP, IPP…. What is the purpose?: Enable/support team working, or learning together?

4 Drivers Patient safety Regulation/ standards Demographic change (chronic disease) Health sector/ educational reform Health workforce restructuring- teams, protocols, new roles Cost effectiveness?

5 Conditions for success? Preparation of faculty/trainers/mentors Sensitisation of participants Involvement of patients/employers etc Cross organisation co-operation, co-ordination Multi school/ university collaboration/ shared approach Clear objectives and outcome criteria for IPE Core, embedded within education approach, not marginal add on

6 Impact and Effect Progress noted in all four countries, but IPE still on margins/ not well embedded Limited, fragmented evidence Difficult to evaluate / Attribute Improved metrics required/ tools need evaluated....being developed Lack of investment in research/evaluation

7 Trends Review IPL agenda? Link with simulated language environments (SLEs)/ More primary care experience(Aus) Evaluation- IPP, IPL- costs/ save money? (Aus) Increased attention required on IPE in practice setting/ prof dev (Can) Advances not embedded in education or practice- now studying interprof practice across sectors, with new partners (Can) Framework to guide research/funding of evaluation (Can)

8 Trends Backdrop of funding constraint means change and innovation in service delivery-pathways, community based care (UK) IPE still profession drive-essential purpose of IPE sometimes lost (UK) New cross boundary groups and task forces as resurgence of interest (USA) Emerging principle that IPE must include rigorous evaluation (USA)

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