Harmonization Of Interprofessional Collaboration To Improve The Quality Of Health Care

Ayudika Permatasari, Yudistira Nurrizky Grahitaning Putra Rohmaana, An Niss Nur Laila, M. Dzul Azmi A.A


Cooperation among health workers need to be increased in order to provide better health services in Indonesia as well as develop good cooperating skills among professions. Collaborative services given by health workers will give positive impacts to patient outcome. Good collaboration among health workers can be prepared starting from education level through IPE (Interprofessional Education). IPE is applied to undergraduate students such as medical students, dentistry students, pharmacy students, nutritionist students, public health students, and midwifery students. For literature review and condition analysis, the writer applied a method that requires collecting and analyzing sources such as research articles and other literatures on IPE. IPE itself is an education process with two or more different disciplines used to apply interactive learning process in increasing collaboration and quality of health services and practices of each discipline. By applying IPE on students, it aims to make them learn how to give contribution in a team interprofession through knowledge, skills, and cooperation among teams in providing patients with satisfying health services. Students’ ability to handle conflict and good attitudes in problem solving indicates whether the application of IPE succeeds or not. There are several obstacles in applying IPE on institutions, such as difficulties in time management among health professional students due to differences of the schedule; the lack of academic regulation regulating aligned IPE application; problems in communication among professions; and the lack of interdisciplinary teachers. In conclusion, IPE is an important method that needs to be applied on health students in order to improve collaboration skills among professions and health workers. The methods that can be used in applying IPE are classic lectures, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), and Team Collaboration Health Care (TCHC).

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