Our IPE Model
The model used for the creation of the institute is based on the premise that the shift to interprofessional practice requires changes in health professional values, socialization, and workplace organizational structures.
Our model recognizes that health professional learners develop both an identity and pattern of practice that is based on a process of socialization in which knowledge, skills, values, roles and attitudes associated with the particular professionals' practice are acquired.
It is important to influence the professional socialization and development of professional identity early in a health professional student's career. It is equally important that learners are exposed to a positive learning environment in the clinical setting so that collaborative practice is reinforced. Hence, we aim to promote cultural change and develop positive role models within the clinical learning sites.
Our model is directly linked to the model developed by D'Amour and Oandasan (2004). This design reinforces the inter-relationship between learner outcomes and collaborative practice by focusing on learners as they transition from academic to clinical environments, and on clinicians as they work together and with learners.
D'Amour D, Oandasan, I (2004). In Oandasan et al. (eds). Interdisciplinary Education for Collaborative Patient Centred Practice. Ottawa: Health Canada.