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Am J Pharm Educ. 2009 Jul 10;73(4):63.

Interprofessional initiatives at the University of Washington.

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School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. podegard@u.washington.edu

Abstract

Pharmacists must collaborate with other health professionals to promote the optimal use of medications, relying on coordinated, interprofessional communication and care to do so. In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended "all health professionals should be educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics." At the University of Washington, the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education (CHSIE) was established in 1997 to promote interprofessional curricular and clinical innovation in education, faculty development, and student activities, and to conduct evaluative research regarding the impact of interprofessional innovations. In this manuscript, we will describe the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, and highlight key projects that serve as examples of pharmacy involvement in interprofessional education, research, and service.

PMID:
19657496
PMCID:
PMC2720359
DOI:
10.5688/aj730463
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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