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Title: Learning together to work together for health : report of a WHO Study Group on Multiprofessional Education of Health Personnel: the Team Approach [meeting held in Geneva from 12 to 16 October 1987]
Other Titles: Apprendre ensemble pour oeuvrer ensemble au service de la santé : rapport d' un Groupe d' étude de l' OMS sur la formation pluriprofessionnelle du personnel de santé : la formation en équipe [réuni à Genève du 12 au 16 octobre 1987]
Aprender juntos a trabajar juntos por la salud : informe de un Grupo de Estudio de la OMS sobre Educación Multiprofesional del Personal de Salud : el Criterio de Equipo [se reunió en Ginebra del 13 al 16 de octubre de 1987]
Authors: WHO Study Group on Multiprofessional Education of Health Personnel: the Team Approach
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
French
Spanish
Abstract: Presents and explains the concept of multiprofessional education as a strategy for improving the competence of health professionals, particularly concerning their ability to provide health and medical care relevant to real health needs. The report opens with a definition of multiprofessional education as a training process by which students of different health professions learn together the skills necessary for solving the priority health problems of individuals and communities that are known to be amenable to team-work. The most extensive section is devoted to a discussion of practical factors that can determine whether an educational programme is adequately promoting the team approach in primary health care. Subsequent sections explain the conditions under which multiprofessional education is most likely to succeed and outline some of the difficulties and constraints that may be encountered. Explanations and discussions are supported by examples taken from 19 institutions in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia where various components of multiprofessional education have been incorporated into teaching and training programmes. These examples serve to illustrate both the relevance and the workability of this educational approach when applied to solve key health problems in developed as well as developing countries
Description: 72 p.
Subject: Health Occupations
Patient Care Team
Context: education
metadata.dc.subject.other: Organization of Health Care and Social Development
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/37411
Other Identifiers: 9241207698
Other Language Versions: français
español
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