Advanced Initiatives in Interprofessional Education in Japan: Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network (JIPWEN)

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Hideomi Watanabe, Misako Koizumi
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 13, 2010 - Medical - 141 pages
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Interprofessional education (IPE) is becoming a recognized discipline among health care professionals and medical training institutions worldwide. Its significance is especially felt in Japan, where little has been written on the subject although the need is great. Recent initiatives among several institutions have helped to create the Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network (JIPWEN), comprising ten universities. Through consultation and cooperation with the World Health Organization, other international networks, and local health policy planners, JIPWEN focuses on critical issues and applicable models to assist institutions interested in setting up IPE programs. With contributions from the ten JIPWEN member universities, this book explains in detail the diverse contents of existing IPE programs and provides viable models for the increasing number of institutions aiming to develop their own IPE programs. The chapters that make up the book depict the member institutions' backgrounds, goals, methods, modules, student compositions, facilitation systems, and curricula, providing an invaluable description of IPE initiatives currently under way in Japan.

 

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Encouraging Appreciation of CommunityHealth Care by Consistent Medical Undergraduate EducationCommunity Health Care Training Beyond the ...
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Interprofessional Education at Niigata University of Health and Welfare Implementation of an Integrated General Seminarand Future Prospects
13
A Program to DevelopInterprofessional Competence
22
CommunityBased Interprofessional Educationat Saitama Prefectural University
39
An Interprofessional Medical Education Program
49
Interprofessional Education at the Keio University Faculty of Pharmacy
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Contemporary Good Practice Project at Chiba University Educational Program for Training Autonomous Health Care Professionals Human Resource ...
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Collaboration Among 14HealthRelated Professions
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Becoming Interprofessional at Kobe University
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Simulated Interprofessional Training for Students of Various Health Science Professions
112
Subject Index
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