Australian health reforms: enhancing interprofessional practice and competency within the health workforce

Brownie, Sharon, Thomas, Janelle, McAllister, Lindy and Groves, Michele (2014) Australian health reforms: enhancing interprofessional practice and competency within the health workforce. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28 3: 252-253. doi:10.3109/13561820.2014.881790


Author Brownie, Sharon
Thomas, Janelle
McAllister, Lindy
Groves, Michele
Title Australian health reforms: enhancing interprofessional practice and competency within the health workforce
Journal name Journal of Interprofessional Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-9567
1356-1820
Publication date 2014-05-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2014.881790
Volume 28
Issue 3
Start page 252
End page 253
Total pages 2
Place of publication London United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract Underpinned by increasing healthcare complexity and ongoing pressures to control the cost of healthcare, governments are increasingly calling for improved health service delivery models. A public policy paradigm of partnership-based, collaborative interprofessional working is central to revised models of health service delivery. Collaborative activity and service re-design do not occur by chance. They are complex and multi-faceted. Increasingly, calls for collaborative style health service re-design activities are being translated to a need to agree on a clear set of interprofessional competencies and develop a culture of interprofessional practice (IPP) across the sector. This report summarizes the requirements for developing a culture of interprofessional practice within the context of Australian healthcare reforms. It also highlights the role of well-developed interprofessional competency frameworks to support envisaged changes in practice. The report expands the discussion in this area by referring to the work of two other nations with prior developments in interprofessional workplace development and reform.
Keyword Collaboration
Competency-based education
Health workforce
Healthcare reform
Interprofessional health team
Interprofessional practice
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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