The Barber Pole Might Have Been an Early Sign for Patient-Centered Care: What Do Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Look Like Now?

Dental clinics of North America

PubMedID: 27671953

Kaste LM, Halpern LR. The Barber Pole Might Have Been an Early Sign for Patient-Centered Care: What Do Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Look Like Now?. Dent Clin North Am. 2016;60(4):765-88.
In 2009, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) was initiated. Its release of interprofessional collaborative practice (ICP) core competencies in 2011 was pivotal for the engagement of health care professionals, including dentistry; in patient-centered, collaborative efforts for interprofessional education (IPE); and ICP. Thereby, IPEC is helping to put into application, in North America, the 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. This article introduces IPE/ICP in 5 phases of evolution, emphasizing dental influence and inclusion, from historical perspectives through current applications that are expanded on in the accompanying articles elsewhere in this issue.