A Model for Interprofessional Education for Human Service Professionals
This paper reports a unique approach and set of experiences in the development and implementation of a multidimensional model for the understanding, practicing, and evaluating interprofessional practice and education. The aim is to examine problems precipitating the need for interprofessional education; discuss limited interprofessioanal education arrangements; methodology of an alternative model; underlying assumptions, implications, limitations, and strengths of the proposed model. Conceptual framework, contents, references, and other educational resources and techniques are presented and analyzed. Underlying values about the significance of a human-in-the-environment ecological approach serve as the foundation for the model presented.
Keywords: Interprofessional, Education, Professional Practice
Dr. Maria Julia
Professor, College of Social Work, Ohio State University