Interprofessional healthcare plays a critical role in improving patient care and quality outcomes. By treating the whole patient — physically, nutritionally, emotionally and psychologically ― with a well-rounded team of clinicians, this holistic approach helps to ensure continuity of care and quality of care.

In 2016 at the National Academies of Practice (NAP) Annual Forum, it was proclaimed that April would become National Interprofessional Healthcare Month. NAP was founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on the U.S. healthcare system. “Distinguished professionals advancing interprofessional healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities” is the mission of NAP and they aim to improve healthcare outcomes by treating the whole person through an interprofessional approach to patient care.

At EBSCO, we are committed to supporting interprofessional healthcare by creating information resources that provide healthcare professionals across a variety of specialties and roles with a consistent and current evidence base to inform patient care. This ensures continuity of care and a cohesive approach to the patient. Additionally, interprofessional healthcare is at the heart of our content creation, as the editorial teams developing our clinical decision support tools are comprised of clinical experts include physicians, nurses, pharmacists and an extensive range of allied health professionals.

In honor of National Interprofessional Healthcare Month, we’re sharing content created by EBSCO’s clinical leaders to support and honor interprofessional practice and collaboration.

EBSCO Nursing Pulse: Exemplifying Professional Practice and Beyond — Leading the Way to Interprofessional Care

Additional Resources:

Visit our website to learn more about the tools and resources EBSCO offers to support interprofessional practice.