The use of interprofessional education programs in health care: a scoping review protocol

Rui Pina, Tânia Soares, Isabel Rabiais, Elisabete Nunes, Helena José

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Objective: The objective of this scoping review will be to map and summarize the scientific evidence about interprofessional education programs (IPE) used in health care in order to inform future research. Introduction: The authors consider that implementation of an IPE program in their organizations will contribute to a better quality of health care. It must be sensitive to the evidence concerning the topic. This scoping review intends to map and summarize that evidence as it is very dispersed, making it difficult to approach. Inclusion criteria: Will be included studies and papers that address IPE programs used by health teams, with two or more professional groups, necessarily including nurses, in any health care setting. Scientific studies to health teams with students will be excluded, as well as papers in which the use of IPE program has not been evaluated. Methods: The proposed scoping review will be conducted in accordance with the JBI methodology for scoping reviews(1). Search strategy will aim to locate articles published in English, Portuguese and Spanish, both publish and unpublished primary studies, reviews and texts and opinion papers. Studies will be selected by two independent reviewers and any disagreement will be resolved through discussion or with a third reviewer. Data extraction will be performed by the same two independent reviewers using a data extraction tool developed by them. The data will be presented graphically or in diagrammatic or tabular form, accompanied by a narrative summary.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2021


  • Collaborative practice
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Interprofessional education
  • Interprofessional health team
  • Teamwork training


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