Special Issue "Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare Education, Practice, and Research"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Medics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Deborah Witt Sherman
Guest Editor
Graduate Nursing, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Interests: Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare Education; Practice, and Research; Palliative Care; Breast Cancer; Quality of Life; Caregiving
Prof. Dr. Monica Hough
Guest Editor
Communication Science and Disorder, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Interests: Communication Science and Disorder

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Healthcare focuses on interprofessional collaboration in healthcare education, clinical practice, and research. There will be an emphasis on a University-wide approach to interprofessional collaboration, including the importance of Interprofessional Strategic Planning to identify a vision, mission, goals, and strategies, and University support and resources for interprofessional events and initiatives. Engagement of the faculty begins with engagement of the University Faculty Senate through the development of a Senate Interprofessional Committee and representation of faculty across Colleges and Departments of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the Health Sciences in the development of curricular, course, clinical, and research/scholarship interprofessional initiatives. There will be a focus on interprofessional competencies and relevant teaching and learning strategies. The theoretical basis for interprofessional collaboration as a guide for assessments, team-based interventions, and research in healthcare will be explored. The evidence base for interprofessional processes and outcomes will be analyzed with leading-edge recommendations for the promotion of interprofessional collaboration in healthcare education, practice, and research.

Prof. Deborah Witt Sherman
Dr. Monica Hough
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Interprofessional
  • Collaboration
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Clinical Practice
  • Research
  • Interprofessional Competencies
  • Interprofessional Processes
  • Interprofessional Outcomes
  • Interprofessional Strategic Planning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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