Collaborative Practice

The UAMS Collaborative Practice Team consists of faculty, and clinicians, representing a wide variety of specialties. The Collaborative Practice initiative is devoted to promoting the core competencies of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) across healthcare and team science professions in order to build team-based patient- and family-centered care.

2016 IPEC Core Competencies

Competency 1: Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.

Competency 2: Roles/Responsibilities

Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.

Competency 3: Interprofessional Communication

Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.

Competency 4: Teams and Teamwork

Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.