European Healthcare Students Associations Summit
17th February 2017
EDSA was present at the European Healthcare Students Associations Summit (EHSAS). EDSA was represented by our Vice-President Valentin Garyga. Many topics were discussed including the One Health Initiative, Responsible Patient Empowerment and the Joint Policy on Interprofessional Education.
Last December, a Joint Policy Paper on Interprofessional Education was finalized by all partners organizations of the European Healthcare Students’ Associations Summit (EHSAS). This followed a wide scale survey of European healthcare students that gathered answers from 36 countries and 5 professions.
Interprofessional education (IPE) appears as a forerunner to efficient and fulfilling interprofessional collaboration (IPC). IPC is essential to patient-centered care and it has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of treatments provided to our patients.