Development of an interprofessional competency framework in Japan

Junji Haruta, Ikuko Sakai, Mariko Otsuka, Hisashi Yoshimoto, Kazue Yoshida, Michiko Goto, Toshinori Shimoi

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This article presents a project that aimed to identify a set of competencies (domains and statements) to prepare Japanese students and healthcare practitioners for collaborative practice. The Japan Association for Interprofessional Education (JAIPE) has started a government-funded project to formulate its interprofessional competency framework, in cooperation with professional organisations (e.g. Japan Society for Medical Education) in healthcare and social sciences. This three-year project is underway as part of the Initiative to Build up the Core Healthcare Personnel programme of Mie University. This project consists of five stages: literature review, data collection, prototype development, consensus formation, and finalisation. Our efforts will culminate in Japan’s first interprofessional competency framework, with consensus from relevant academic societies and other stakeholders. We hope that the involvement of stakeholder participation will improve the usability of the final interprofessional competency framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-677
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept 2
Externally publishedYes


  • Competency framework
  • Japan
  • inductive thematic analysis approach
  • interprofessional competency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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