Transition from uniprofessional towards interprofessional education

The Malaysian experience of a pragmatic model

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Abstract

Changing from conventional uniprofessional education to interprofessional education (IPE) in health professions education requires strategic planning, especially in developing countries where resources are limited. Successful implementation of IPE is an important way to establish a foundation for interprofessional collaborative care that will improve the quality of health care. Although providing best quality of care is paramount, defining what is ‘best’ is contextual and is highly dependent on a national agenda (The WHO Framework for Action, 2010). Therefore, stakeholders and funders from developing countries need convincing data, particularly local data, before investing in an IPE approach. Piloting such initiatives on a smaller scale provides room for fine-tuning before it is implemented on a national or regional level. In this chapter, pilot projects for IPE initiatives in Malaysia are described. How interprofessional practices can pave the way for national policy change in IPE is also discussed. The framework for action on IPE and collaborative practice (CP) proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) (The WHO Framework for Action, 2010) was used to guide the project. A brief account of Malaysian health care is given, followed by our experience of developing IPE and finally a leadership model is offered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages169-192
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781137537447
ISBN (Print)9781137537423
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Education
World Health Organization
Healthcare
Developing countries
Stakeholders
Investing
Policy change
Quality of care
Resources
Health professions
Strategic planning
Agenda
Malaysia

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  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Seng Fah, T., Mohamad, N., Tan, C. E., Efendie, B., Chelliah, K. K., & Gilbert, J. H. V. (2016). Transition from uniprofessional towards interprofessional education: The Malaysian experience of a pragmatic model. In Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (pp. 169-192). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53744-7_9

Transition from uniprofessional towards interprofessional education : The Malaysian experience of a pragmatic model. / Seng Fah, Tong; Mohamad, Nabishah; Tan, Chai Eng; Efendie, Benny; Chelliah, Kanaga Kumari; Gilbert, John H.V.

Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. p. 169-192.

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Seng Fah, T, Mohamad, N, Tan, CE, Efendie, B, Chelliah, KK & Gilbert, JHV 2016, Transition from uniprofessional towards interprofessional education: The Malaysian experience of a pragmatic model. in Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 169-192. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53744-7_9
Seng Fah T, Mohamad N, Tan CE, Efendie B, Chelliah KK, Gilbert JHV. Transition from uniprofessional towards interprofessional education: The Malaysian experience of a pragmatic model. In Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Palgrave Macmillan. 2016. p. 169-192 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53744-7_9
Seng Fah, Tong ; Mohamad, Nabishah ; Tan, Chai Eng ; Efendie, Benny ; Chelliah, Kanaga Kumari ; Gilbert, John H.V. / Transition from uniprofessional towards interprofessional education : The Malaysian experience of a pragmatic model. Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. pp. 169-192
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