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Advanced Initiatives in Interprofessional Education in Japan

Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network

  • Hideomi Watanabe
  • Misako Koizumi


  • The purpose of this book is to describe, in detail, the diverse contents of each IPE program implemented in the JIPWEN institutes, and to provide plural models for the increasing number of institutions aiming to construct unique IPE systems that can be adapted to various academic and social settings


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Hitoshi Sohma, Izumi Sawada, Miki Konno, Hirofumi Akashi, Toshio J. Sato, Tomoko Maruyama et al.
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rieko Oshiki, Akira Magara, Emiko Hoshino, Yasuyuki Nishihara, Seiya Masegi, Eikichi Watanabe et al.
    Pages 13-21
  4. Takami Maeno, Ayumi Takayashiki, Tetsuhiro Maeno, Tokie Anme, Akira Hara, Yuka Saeki et al.
    Pages 23-38
  5. Mariko Otsuka, Midori Shimazaki, Kazunori Kayaba, Takanori Sakada, Kazuhiko Hara, Masaya Asahi et al.
    Pages 39-48
  6. Yoshihiro Ehara, Yoshihiro Abe, Kazuko Fujimoto, Noriko Fukushima, Shiro Iijima, Satoko Ishikawa et al.
    Pages 57-63
  7. Misako Miyazaki, Ikuko Sakai, Tomoko Majima, Itsko Ishii, Yuko Sekine, Masahiro Tanabe et al.
    Pages 65-73
  8. Kiyohisa Mizumoto, Makito Okamoto, Kunio Ishii, Makoto Noshiro, Yuko Kuroda, Masuo Shirataka et al.
    Pages 75-93
  9. Yumi Tamura, Yuichi Ishikawa, Peter Bontje, Taku Shirakawa, Hiroshi Andou, Ikuko Miyawaki et al.
    Pages 95-111
  10. Hatsue Ogawara, Tomoko Hayashi, Yasuyoshi Asakawa, Kiyotaka Iwasaki, Tamiko Matsuda, Yumiko Abe et al.
    Pages 113-129
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 130-141

About this book


Interprofessional education (IPE) is becoming a recognized discipline among health care professionals and medical training institutions worldwide. Its significance is especially felt in Japan, where little has been written on the subject although the need is great. Recent initiatives among several institutions have helped to create the Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network (JIPWEN), comprising ten universities. Through consultation and cooperation with the World Health Organization, other international networks, and local health policy planners, JIPWEN focuses on critical issues and applicable models to assist institutions interested in setting up IPE programs. With contributions from the ten JIPWEN member universities, this book explains in detail the diverse contents of existing IPE programs and provides viable models for the increasing number of institutions aiming to develop their own IPE programs. The chapters that make up the book depict the member institutions' backgrounds, goals, methods, modules, student compositions, facilitation systems, and curricula, providing an invaluable description of IPE initiatives currently under way in Japan.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hideomi Watanabe
    • 1
  • Misako Koizumi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health SciencesGunma UniversityMaebashiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Nursing, School of Health SciencesGunma UniversityMaebashiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advanced Initiatives in Interprofessional Education in Japan
  • Book Subtitle Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network
  • Editors Hideomi Watanabe
    Misako Koizumi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-98075-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-54711-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-98076-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 141
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physiotherapy
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