The aim of this paper is to define Interprofessional Education (IPE), Interprofessional Working (IPW) and Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) and their various factors contributing to the development of services based on social and health care as well as to discuss the potential benefits and difficulties associated with their implementation.
According to CAIPE (1997 revised), interprofessional education can be defined as "instances when two or more professions interact with each other with an aim of learning from each other either about the other or from the other in order to improve the association and the excellence of care provided. Barr (1996) describes various dimensions of IPE, namely,
The initiation of interprofessional education movement in UK was started during 60s. This was actually related to the interrelationship among various disciplines and practices incorporating the same objective and notion work on improving the social and health care system as a whole. It is primarily stemmed from the need to interact with more than one health practitioner while seeking health or social care. ...Show more