Interprofessional Education and Leadership in Health Care Introduction More than ever in the health care system interprofessional education is urgently needed to develop strong leadership for the sake of modernizing the system. The most effective management systems have interprofessional education as a priority along with such approaches as patient participation models (Meads & Wild, 2006). According to Rose and Smith (2009), interprofessional education “occurs when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care”. The rationale underlying interprofessional education is that it contains the potential to improve collaboration for all the members of the health care team...The end:
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