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Primary and interdisciplinary care Antwerp (ELIZA)

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Interprofessional Collaboration in health Care and Wellbeing.

Together Works. 01/08/2021 - 31/12/2022

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We know from literature and practice that better interprofessional and interorganisational cooperation has a major impact on the quality of care and can provide an answer to complex problems. The current experience with the drastic and ever changing measures for and by the COVID 19 pandemic shows more than ever that working together is not easy but feasible. It poses specific challenges and challenges us to be innovative and realistic in our search for appropriate approaches in the ever-changing circumstances. It goes without saying that responding to care issues that come our way in ever-changing circumstances requires flexibility, but above all expertise and experience. The project Collaboration works!? project builds on the expertise within the University of Antwerp and very specifically on the IPCIHC-4U project (Interprofessional collaboration in health care for you). In that project, a first scan of interprofessional cooperation was tested in the context of a residential care centre. Collaboration works!? builds on this by extending test pilots (1) for the scan interprofessional cooperation. From these pilots, the partners in this project will spread the knowledge gained and thus help to create additional support (2) for cooperation in education and the professional field. Furthermore, the pilots will be used to analyse whether and in what way the scan can be used sustainably (3) in the field of work.

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An international academic Family Medicine Network on interprofessional collaboration. 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2021

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The aim of the project is to create an international platform for the participating universities to exchange case-driven experiences and proven solutions at two levels: 1. train FM/PHC professionals in the competencies of interprofessional team working in the participating countries by exchanging working experiences via an interactive web-based platform and 2. increase knowledge, skills and expertise about early recognition and self-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) through interprofessional learning at community health centres (CHCs) and private clinics (PCs) in urban and rural areas. Though the focus of the case-based experiences will be on T2DM early detection and self-management, the main purpose of this project will be on exchanging needs and experiences for working interprofessionally by the participating academic centres via a web-based platform. There will be a yearly live meeting and regular (bimonthly) webinars or digital meetings (zoom, skype, …) of the leading teams in the different countries, and monthly meetings of the national network of (urban, rural, remote,…) participating CHCs and private clinics within each country.

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Project IPCIHC-4U 30/09/2019 - 30/09/2020

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Today we notice that initiatives are being taken on interprofessional collaboration in practice but there is a lack of experience and knowledge sharing, adapted training module for practice, working model with involvement of management, ... IPCIHC-4U wants to use a validated scan of interprofessionality, supplemented with possible tailor-made training modules, offering healthcare organizations (focus on residential care centers with more than 100 residents) a quality improvement project

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