An Exemplar of How Collaboration Influences a Return on Investment and Quality Interprofessional Education
The quantitative and qualitative evaluation data from an interprofessional pediatric simulation focused on the delivery of bad news at or near the end-of-life (EOL) will be presented. This presentation addresses the theme of quality interprofessional education (IPE) and accreditation by mapping a curricular innovation to program and university competencies and further mapping outcomes to address interprofessional and professional competencies.
IPE initiatives have been difficult to sustain, regardless of context. The lack of evidence that IPE generates revenue is a primary reason sustainable IPE efforts have been unsuccessful. The value of IPE is addressed through a personal exemplar that links faculty buy-in to a real return on investment (ROI). Addressing IPE as an investment with a measurable ROI can influence sustainability, innovation, and quality IPE and ultimately influence patient outcomes.