The COVID-19 Crisis Silver Lining: Interprofessional Education to Guide Future Innovation
Globally, the advent and rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has created significant disruption to health professions education and practice including interprofessional education. Health professions programs around the world have made a dramatic shift to virtual learning platforms in response to closures of academic institutions and restrictions imposed on learners accessing practice settings. Telehealth has been established in many countries as a revolutionized practice in the current environment.
The current pandemic situation requires ongoing evolution leading to reflections on future directions for the interprofessional education field and its role in shaping future practice model. The current pandemic situation provided the awareness of a silver lining that provides an opportunity for future growth.
Implications: The current pandemic offers a unique opportunity for educators, practitioners, and researchers to retain what has to retain what has served interprofessional education and practice in the past and begin to imagine and new.
Citation: Langlois S, Xyrichis A, Daulton BJ, Gilbert J, Lackie K, Lising D, MacMillan K, Najjar G, Pfeifle AL, Khalili H. The COVID-19 crisis silver lining: interprofessional education to guide future innovation. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2020. DOI:10.1080/13561820.2020.1800606
Recommended by ACAPT's National Interprofessional Education Consortium (NIPEC)