Why Rural IPE
Lessons from the IRPbc journey:
- Power of learning in a rural community.
- Creativity and resourcefulness of rural practitioners and communities.
- Contributions of students – energy, ideas, lasting legacies.
- Rural IP learning is a process of interacting and learning “with, from and about” one another which contributes to several important goals:> Support rural recruitment and retention.
> Provide quality learning for emerging health professionals.
> Advance collaborative patient-centred practice and ultimately, improve health for rural communities.
- Rural lens informs broader system issues – innovation, creativity.
- Relationships, reflection, having fun, transformation (personal, local/regional/system level).
To view the evolution of rural interprofessional learning in British Columbia (2003-2011) click here.