Interprofessional Education: A Literature Review and Suggestions for Implementation With Older Adults Interprofessional education (IPE) is an educational requirement for many health care professions, including speech-language pathology and audiology. Interprofessional approaches to education may be a valuable asset for improving services provided to older adults due to their complex and unique needs required over a longer period of time compared to a ... Article
Article  |   September 14, 2017
Interprofessional Education: A Literature Review and Suggestions for Implementation With Older Adults
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sarah E. Wallace
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sarah A. Manspeaker
    Department of Athletic Training, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lauren Matthews
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Disclosures
    Disclosures ×
  • Financial: Sarah E. Wallace, Sarah A. Manspeaker, and Lauren Matthews have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Sarah E. Wallace, Sarah A. Manspeaker, and Lauren Matthews have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: A summary of this information was presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference.
    Nonfinancial: A summary of this information was presented at the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference.×
Article Information
Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Professional Issues & Training / Part 1
Article   |   September 14, 2017
Interprofessional Education: A Literature Review and Suggestions for Implementation With Older Adults
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2017, Vol. 2, 3-8. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG15.3
History: Received November 30, 2016 , Revised January 12, 2017 , Accepted January 24, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, September 2017, Vol. 2, 3-8. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG15.3
History: Received November 30, 2016; Revised January 12, 2017; Accepted January 24, 2017

Interprofessional education (IPE) is an educational requirement for many health care professions, including speech-language pathology and audiology. Interprofessional approaches to education may be a valuable asset for improving services provided to older adults due to their complex and unique needs required over a longer period of time compared to a younger individual. Studies have also shown that IPE activities may elicit positive changes in student perceptions toward older adults and other professions. However, research describing the best educational practices for conducting IPE aimed at preparing professionals to work with older adults is limited, and many educational programs lack exposure and practice for IPE as their focus is on a single profession. Educators can use information related to the IPE Competency Domains and outcome measurement tools provided in this article to develop IPE experiences. Evaluation of IPE experiences will increase the evidence base and address a critical need in health care for older adults.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
All Perspectives articles & archives
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access
We've Changed Our Publication Model...
The 19 individual SIG Perspectives publications have been relaunched as the new, all-in-one Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.