5.1 Understand the differences between IPE and IPCP

Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Interprofessional education (IPE) “occurs when two or more professions learn about, from and with one another to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (World Health Organization, 2010, p.13).

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP)
Interprofessional collaborative practice in health-care occurs when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds to provide comprehensive services by working with patients, their families, carers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings. (World Health Organization, 2010, p.13)


[1] World Health Organization (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice.