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Larissa Doucette

Multidisciplinary education among pharmacists, future pharmacists, and other health care providers is becoming more common as the need for collaborative practice increases, indicates a new report from the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Education Initiative. Both World Health Organization and FIP have agreed that interprofessional education (IPE) is “a foundation for a collaborative, practice-ready workforce and that this type of practice will strengthen health care systems and improve patient outcomes,” as noted in a FIP news release. The FIP report includes IPE case studies and information on evidence-based evaluation of IPE. Pharmacists and educators from around the world are expected to discuss interprofessional education at the World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The report, Interprofessional Education in a Pharmacy Context: Global Report 2015, is available for download from the FIP website.