Background: Interprofessional collaboration in practice (IPCP) between professionals
from the medical and social domain within primary care is desirable;
however, it is also challenging due to fragmented healthcare. Little is known
about the development of IPCP in primary care to fit the implementation context.
is article describes the methodological development and the final content of an
Methods and findings:e development process started with the identification of
IPCP competencies in a literature review and a qualitative needs analysis with
semi-structured interviews among eight elders and four healthcare professionals.
e results were discussed during a first consultation with an expert team, which
consisted of ten healthcare professionals. Consensus was reached on the themes
role identity, communication, and shared vision development to form the basis of
the program. A second consultation with the experts discussed the first version of
the program. en, consensus was reached on the final version of the program,
which included a blended learning approach consisting of two face-to-face meetings,
online learning, and on-the-job learning with a sixteen-hour time investment
over a six-week period.
Conclusions: e IPCP program was developed based on educational strategies
and evidence, and with the support and knowledge of practice experts to fit the