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Perspectives on Interprofessional Education and Practice
Carmen Morano
ISBN: 978-0-87101-508-2. 2017. Item #5082. 275 pages.
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Helping professionals in health services are increasingly called to provide person-centered, participant-directed care. This requires working as part of an interdisciplinary team to identify interventions that are both medically beneficial and culturally competent. However, with little exposure to other health-related specializations during their education, practitioners might find it difficult to work cooperatively and efficiently to achieve the best outcomes for the people in their care. The need for effective interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP) has grown in response to these challenges.

Perspectives on Interprofessional Education and Practice provides a comprehensive look at the history and implementation of IPE and IPP in academic and occupational settings. The book examines the history of IPE, the rise of competency-based education, and the challenge of balancing multiple disciplinary competencies. It then explores the four core competencies for IPP developed by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. The book presents detailed analyses of five academic programs in the United States that currently offer IPE programs, discussing the methods, curriculum designs, and logistical approaches that made the programs enriching for students. Finally, it delves into the nuances of IPP in a variety of settings and specialty areas, including the Veterans Health Administration, pediatric medicine, geriatric medicine, and the emergency department.

Throughout the book, case studies provide concrete examples of the complex interactions of interdisciplinary teams. In addition, one case example links to a series of interactive, Web-based modules, offering readers further opportunities to apply the principles outlined in the text. Whether you are an educator, practitioner, administrator, or student, Perspectives on Interprofessional Education and Practice is an ideal resource for an ever-shifting health care landscape.
About the Editor
About the Contributors

Part 1: Background and History of Interprofessional Education

Chapter 1: Competency-Based Education
Carmen Morano

Chapter 2: The History of Interprofessional Education
Carmen Morano

Part 2: Core Competencies of Interprofessional Education

Chapter 3: Values and Ethics
Kenya V. Beard

Chapter 4: Interprofessional Communication
Kathleen M. Nokes

Chapter 5: Roles and Responsibilities
Teri Kennedy

Chapter 6: Teams and Teamwork
Carmen Morano

Part 3: Interprofessional Education Programs in the United States

Chapter 7: University of Kentucky
James C. Norton

Chapter 8: The University of Maryland at Baltimore
Kelley Macmillan and Deborah Rejent

Chapter 9: Arizona State University
Robin P. Bonifas

Chapter 10: University at Buffalo
Diane E. Elze, Paul T. Wietig, and Patricia J. Ohtake

Chapter 11: Hunter College and Weill Cornell: Public-Private Academic Partnership
Kathleen M. Nokes

Chapter 12: Interprofessional Education: Issues in Evaluation
James C. Norton and James A. Ballard

Part 4: Settings of Interprofessional Practice

Chapter 13: Interprofessional Practice in the Veterans Health Administration
Judith L. Howe and Louisa Daratsos

Chapter 14: Interprofessional Practice in Pediatric Medicine
Kanako Okuda

Chapter 15: Interprofessional Practice in Geriatric Medicine
Thomas V. Caprio

Chapter 16: Interprofessional Practice in the Emergency Department
Martine Sanon and Gallane Dabela Abraham

Appendix A: Core Competencies
Appendix B: Overview of the Web Modules
Carmen Morano, PhD, is a professor at the Silberman School of Social Work and director of Silberman Aging: A Hartford Center of Excellence in Diverse Aging. Morano is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar and the former codirector of the Geriatric Social Work Pre-Dissertation Initiative. He is cochair of the Aging Field of Practice and past chair and member of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-Based Linkages. Morano has done extensive lecturing and training in interprofessional practice and was lead social work faculty on the Interdisciplinary Training and Education course at Cornell-Hunter. His research includes developing competency-based curriculum for gerontological social work and in the area of person-centered, participant-directed services. His most recent research has focused on establishing enduring linkages between medical and social systems of care.
Perspectives on Interprofessional Education and Practice was reviewed by Scott Sainato for the journal Social Work.

One of the cornerstones of education is to help prepare students to enter the workforce. As the makeup of the workforce is always changing, educators must also adapt their teaching methodologies to ensure students meet the needs of the current workforce. Perspectives on Interprofessional Education and Practice examines the growing need for interprofessional education (IPE) and practice for students and workers across a multitude of disciplines.

In the introduction, Carmen Morano discusses the book’s purpose and the value of findings, and sets the tone and organization for the rest of the book. Throughout, contributors from different universities and disciplines provide key information on IPE. It is critical as a person reads any book to know the background of the author, editor, and contributors because they each provide a unique and valuable perspective on the book. Carmen Morano is a professor at the Silberman School of Social Work and director of Silberman Aging: A Hartford Center of Excellence in Diverse Aging. Although this book provides insights from many disciplines, the focus on social work is demonstrated throughout. Morano has conducted training and teaching focused on interprofessional practice. This exhibits the competency and background of the editor.

Read the full review. Available to subscribers of Social Work.