Interprofessional Collaborative Practice


What is Interprofessional Collaborative Practice?

Interprofessional Collaborative Practice is when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care.1

This allows each professional to work to the highest level of their practice to achieve positive outcomes.

Four Core Competencies of ICP2

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Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

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


Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the healthcare needs of the patients and populations served.

Interprofessional Communication

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

Teams and Teamwork

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