Interprofessional Education and Practice: Ethics and Interprofessionalism

August 22
UCSF Library, Room CL-221/222
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA


Interprofessional Education and Practice Series
Ethics and Interprofessionalism

Led by:

Scott Reeves, PhD
Director, UCSF Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education
Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Rev. Dr. Michele Shields
Director, Clinical Pastoral Education
UCSF Medical Center

Understanding the ethical issues embedded in interprofessional collaboration is critical to effective practice. This workshop considers a range of ethical principles that underpin interprofessional collaboration and the delivery of interprofessional care. It also explores the tensions between these ethical principles and their application in the real world of clinical care. 

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Reflect upon the ethical principles that underpin collaboration and the delivery of interprofessional care.
  • Participate in small group discussion aimed exploring tensions between ethical principles and their application in the interprofessional relationships.
  • Reflect upon this group work in a subsequent plenary discussion.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key ethical principles of interprofessional collaboration and care.
  • Understand the tensions between ethical principles and their use in interprofessional relations.

This workshop is one in a 12-part series covering fundamental issues in interprofessional education and practice. Workshops need not be taken in sequence.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR14075