Interprofessional Collaboration and Education: Working together to ensure excellence in health care.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, identifies interprofessional collaboration among health care providers as an essential part of improving the accessibility, quality, and value of health care in the United States.1The report highlights four key messages, one of which emphasizes nurses’ role as “full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning health care.”1 Another underscores that nurses “must be accountable for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care while working collaboratively with leaders from other health professions.”1 This message emphasizes the importance of nurse leadership in advancing interprofessional collaboration in all settings, including in the boardrooms of organizations that have an impact on health and health care delivery.


March 17, 2015

Topics: Innovations in Nursing / Nursing Education / Population Health / Professional Development

Resource type: Article/ Brief/ Summary

Author: Mary Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Richard D. Kiovsky, MD, FAAFP, Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, Cordelia D. Hill, LMSW, and Carissa Dukes, BGS