5 August 2016
Interprofessional approach in palliative care
The interest in interprofessional collaboration is increasing. In 2010 the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners recognize ‘interprofessional collaboration ……… as an innovative strategy that will play an important role in mitigating the global health workforce crises.’
They describe collaborative practice in health care as ‘multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds who provide comprehensive services by working with patients, their families, caregivers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings.’
The main goals for professional collaboration are to improve the quality of patient care, to reduce inefficient use of human and other resources and to find new ways of facing major workforce and lack of professionals. An ‘interprofessional approach’ is the most appropriate method.
Wim Janssen, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Bachelors/masters in health sciences
This module will give you more insight and understanding of the principles of an interprofessional approach and collaboration.
The challenge is in finding out what ‘end of life-care’ and this interprofessional approach have in common. Not only principles and competences that concern the professionals themselves are important, but everyone will be challenged to find out more about education and the environment in which an interprofessional approach will or can be successful.
EUR 800: Course plus course materials