Advanced Initiatives in Interprofessional Education in Japan: Japan Interprofessional Working & Education Network (JIPWEN) by Hideomi Watanabe
English | 31 Mar. 2014 | ISBN: 4431547118, 443198075X | 160 Pages | PDF | 3.24 MB
Interprofessional education (IPE) is becoming a recognized discipline among health care professionals & medical training institutions worldwide. Its significance is especially felt in Japan, where little has been written on the subject although the need is great.
Recent initiatives among several institutions have helped to create the Japan Interprofessional Working & Education Network (JIPWEN), comprising ten universities. Through consultation & cooperation with the World Health Organization, other international networks, & local health policy planners, JIPWEN focuses on critical issues & applicable models to assist institutions interested in setting up IPE programs. With contributions from the ten JIPWEN member universities, this book explains in detail the diverse contents of existing IPE programs & provides viable models for the increasing number of institutions aiming to develop their own IPE programs. The chapters that make up the book depict the member institutions backgrounds, goals, methods, modules, student compositions, facilitation systems, & curricula, providing an invaluable description of IPE initiatives currently under way in Japan.