Building Collaborative Workplaces
Interprofessional education brings together students from two or more professions to learn about and learn from each other to enable and facilitate effective collaboration designed to improve health outcomes.
The Office of Interprofessional Practice, Education, Policy and Research (iPEPR) at the KU School of Nursing explores the importance of integrated team-based care and collaboration within the modern health care setting. iPEPR is led by Teri Kennedy, Ph.D., MSW, ACSW, FGSA, FNAP, associate dean, Interprofessional Practice, Education, Policy and Research at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
"People often think that health care professionals are like a symphony and they know how to work together. But they are human beings behind each of those health professions."- Teri Kennedy, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW