The National Health Sciences Students’ Association (NaHSSA) and the Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC), based in Canada, have announced a call for the 2011 International Essay Contest on Interprofessionalism. Participants are asked to submit a 1,500 word (maximum) essay on one of the following topics:
- Have you ever witnessed or been a part of health care professionals working together toward a common goal? Outline the experience and discuss (with use of the interprofessional literature) how this interprofessional collaboration experience may alter patient outcomes.
- Share your insights on the current state and future of interprofessionalism in health care. Discussion may include an analysis about interprofessional education and/or interprofessional collaboration in the health care system, improving patient outcomes, and other relevant topics.
The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and essay publication in JIC, and their essay will be featured on the NaHSSA website. The runner-up will receive a $100 cash prize, and their essay will be featured on the NaHSSA web site.
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