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Learning Together to Practice Collaboratively

Learning Together to Practice Collaboratively:  Some Principles for IPE

Broadcast Live: 11/11/2011 9:00 AM EST

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Dr. John Gilbert


We always used to talk about learning together to “work” together. The definition of IPE must lead us to the conclusion, however, that what we are trying to achieve through IPE is more than an appreciation of working together. Interprofessional education and learning are the means by which to foster collaborative practice. Good collaborative practice leads to high quality care.


Dr. John Gilbert is Principal & Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, UBC. His many honors include a Fulbright Scholarship; a David Ross Research Fellowship; a Medical Research Council Post-Doctoral Scholarship; a 50th Jubilee Medal from the Faculty of Medicine, and he is recognized as a Senior Scholar, WHO Collaborating Center on Health Workforce Planning and Research, Dalhousie University. He is President of the International Association for Interprofessional Education, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, and Co-Editor of the open access Journal of Research in Interprofessional Education. He has been appointed by the Minister of Health to serve on British Columbia’s Patient Care Quality Review Board and is Project Lead of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative, funded by Health Canada. Dr. Gilbert has also been elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was awarded membership in the Order of Canada.