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Interprofessional education is effective in achieving interprofessional outcomes in nursing and medical professionals and students
  1. Melissa Owens
  1. University of York, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Melissa Owens, University of York, York, UK; melissa.owens{at}

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Commentary on: Shuyi TA, Zikki LYT, Qi AM, & Lin SKS (2024) Effectiveness of interprofessional education for medical and nursing professionals and students on interprofessional educational outcomes: A systematic review. Nursing Education in Practice 74 P1-91

Implications for practice and research

  • Interprofessional education (IPE) can enhance interprofessional attitudes, skills and knowledge, behaviours, organisational and, patient outcomes, as defined by Kirkpatrick’s model of educational outcomes.6

  • More high-quality research is required.


IPE is defined as ‘occasions when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care’2 (p: 6). Its inclusion in preregistration nursing programmes in the UK is a mandatory requirement3 and is believed to benefit both patients and communities,4 particularly in reducing human errors and increasing patient safety. …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.