Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Purpose and Scope

This best practice guideline, Developing and Sustaining Interprofessional Health Care: Optimizing patient/client, organizational, and system outcomes is intended to foster healthy work environments. The focus in developing this guideline was identifying attributes of interprofessional care that will optimize quality outcomes for patient/client, providers, teams, the organization and the system.

This guideline identifies best practices to enable, enhance and sustain teamwork and interprofessional collaboration, and to enhance positive outcomes for patient/client, systems and organizations. It is based on the best available evidence; where evidence was limited, the recommendations were based on the consensus of expert opinion.