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Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Team Science

Definitions

Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team. This is a key step in moving health systems from fragmentation to a position of strength.”

Interprofessional collaborative practice occurs "when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, careers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care." 

"Team science is a collaborative effort to address a scientific challenge that leverages the strengths and expertise of professionals trained in different fields."

"The science of team science (SciTS) is a rapidly emerging field focused on understanding and enhancing the processes and outcomes of team science. A key goal of SciTS is to learn more about factors that maximize the efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness of team science initiatives."

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