Dr Susanne Lindqvist was a member of the World Health Organisation Study Group on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.
This group of experts drawn from around the world carried out extensive research into interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and produced the WHO Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Research.
Amongst their findings, the Study Group noted:
- "After almost fifty years of enquiry, there is now sufficient evidence to indicate that interprofessional education enables effective collaborative practice which in turn optimises health services, strengthens health systems and improves health outcomes."
- "The growing evidence and research base continues to identify interprofessional collaboration as beneficial to health workers, systems and communities."
- "Interprofessional education provides learners with the training they need to become part of the collaborative practice-ready health workforce."
To find out more, read the WHO Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Practice (PDF 290KB).
Related reports and documentation include:
- The Global Emergence of IPE and Collaborative Care (PDF 134KB), Journal of Interprofessional Care, September 2010, 24(5): 473-474.
- Collaborative Practice in a Global Health Context: Common Themes from Developed and Developing Countries (PDF 219KB), Journal of Interprofessional Care, September 2010; 24(5): 492-502.
- Commentary on The WHO Framework for Action (PDF 150KB), Journal of Interprofessional Care,September 201; 24(5): 475-478.
- Where in the World is Interprofessional Education? A Global Environmental Scan (PDF 572KB), Journal of Interprofessional Care, September 2010; 24(5): 479-491.
- Learning Outcomes for Interprofessional Education (IPE): Literature Review and Synthesis (PDF 316KB), Journal of Interprofessional Care, September 2010; 24(5): 503-513.