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Review of Allied Health Education: 1

Review of Allied Health Education: 1

Joseph Hamburg General Editor
Darrel J. Mase
J. Warren Perry
Mary Dulmage Managing Editor
Copyright Date: 1974
Pages: 244
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    Review of Allied Health Education: 1
    Book Description:

    Allied health education has long lacked a common literature, as the activities of all these diverse disciplines have been reported only in the specialty journals of each. This review provides a locus for articles of a broad and general nature which the entire spectrum of allied health educators and students will find of vital interest.

    Some of the topics included in this first review include dental education, clinical laboratory work, radiologic technology, the physician's assistant, occupational therapy, and preventive health care. Additional reviews to be published on a regular basis will be devoted to other health disciplines and general health topics.

    Essays by Ruth M. French, Joseph Hamburg, John W. Hein, Dennis Robert Howard, Marceline E. Jaques, Jerry A. Johnson, David E. Lewis, Samuel P. Martin, Darrel J. Mase, Edmund Pellegrino, J. Warren Perry, A. Bradley Soule, and George Szasz Joseph Hamburg, general editor; J. Warren Perry & Darrel J. Mase, associate editors

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-6314-7
    Subjects: Health Sciences

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
    (pp. vii-x)
    Joseph Hamburg, Darrel J. Mase and J. Warren Perry
    (pp. 1-18)
    Edmund D. Pellegrino

    Disease prevention and health maintenance are inevitably included in any list of medical responsibilities. With equal inevitability, they are among the most neglected sectors of health care. Indeed, at no time and in no country have the available preventive measures been applied vigorously or to a whole population.

    Today, more than ever before, we possess an extensive fund of reliable information about the prevention of some of our major ills. Were we to make effective use of this information on a wide scale, we could materially alter mortality, morbidity, and disability. Yet, we do not do so, and we are...

  5. EDUCATION IN THE HEALTH & HELPING PROFESSIONS: Philosophic Context, Multidisciplinary Team Models, & Cultural Components
    (pp. 19-38)
    Marceline E. Jaques and J. Warren Perry

    A continuum of health services available for human health needs, wherever and whenever they occur, stands as an ideal in the health professions. In fact, the ideas of caring for, treating, and preventing illness and disability, promoting and maintaining a healthy state of physical, mental, and social well-being are among the great hopes and goals that draw us together. Such states we want for ourselves and for people everywhere. Comprehensiveness and continuity of care have historically been inherent in the rehabilitation concept.

    The reality in practice, however, is that we are far from achieving these lofty goals. We have, though,...

    (pp. 39-66)
    Samuel P. Martin

    Health and medical care, catapulted from its mystic, semi-religious ethos into the middle of the modern industrial world, is now America’s third largest industry.¹ Between 1950 and 1970 the health-related labor force increased 83 percent while the general labor force increased only 22 percent.² In 1972 the health and medical care industry spent a sum of money greater than 7 percent of the gross national product, nearly twice the proportionate amount spent by other industrial countries.³

    America has a per capita spending for health and medical care greater than any other country and more physicians per capita than any country...

    (pp. 67-92)
    George Szasz

    Interprofessional, Interdisciplinary and Health Team Education are terms currently used to denote modes of interrelationships of the formal education of an increasing number of health care professionals, technologists and their associates and assistants. The experiences in this field at the University of British Columbia seem unique because extraordinary efforts have been made at that institution to interrelate the administration of the various health professional schools and to create a common physical and educational milieu for the work of faculty members and students.

    One segment of these efforts—the promotion of educational innovations—will be focused on here. The unfolding events...

    (pp. 93-119)
    John W. Hein

    Programs for the education of dental auxiliaries present an increasingly attractive opportunity for a wide variety of institutions of higher education to demonstrate the sincerity of their interest in relating to society’s needs. This is good. If, however, these opportunities are to be realized in a way which will yield the greatest long-term usefulness, they must be grasped by those having an appreciation for the liabilities as well as the assets of the present situation. If this does not happen, there will be a great waste of human and material resources and, even more important, progress toward improved oral health...

    (pp. 120-135)
    Ruth M. French

    Education preparing students for service in the clinical laboratory is increasingly subject to the same stresses and demands that are current in general education. Responsibility and accountability are among the demands of learners and the public alike. In the clinical laboratory, responsibility has a number of points of impact, all related to quality performance: to the patient and his physician; to the public; and to those who are being educated. Responsibility to the public is for quality of results, of performance, and of education, within reasonable limits of expenditures. Learners have the implied right, if not contract, to expect quality...

  10. RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY: The Birth, Growing Pains & Maturing of a Profession
    (pp. 136-180)
    A. Bradley Soule

    Radiologic technology as applied to medical science might be said to have begun at the University of Wurzburg, Germany, on November 8, 1895, when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen made his epochal discovery “eine neue Art von Strahlen”—“a new kind of rays”—which he termed “x-rays.”¹ One of the first x-ray photographs he made was a picture of the bones of his wife’s hand. His observations were recorded in three classic reports in December, 1895, March, 1896, and May, 1897.

    News of Röntgen’s discovery was flashed around the world and the potentialities of this new modality in medical and surgical diagnosis...

    (pp. 181-200)
    D. Robert Howard and David E. Lewis

    The disparity between the demand for and availability of primary health care services has continued to grow in the past decade. Efforts to remedy this problem have included increasing the number of trained physicians, the utilization of computer technology and the development of new roles for physician’s assistants, nurses, and other health workers so that a greater share of the physician’s burden can be borne by non-physicians. The latter, though still in the experimental phase, have clearly demonstrated their potential worth.

    The discussion of physician’s assistants here will relate to the Type A category as defined by the National Academy...

  12. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: A Profession in Transition
    (pp. 201-230)
    Jerry A. Johnson

    Occupational therapy has been defined as “the art and science of directing man’s participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance, facilitate learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology and to promote and maintain health. Reference to occupation in the title is in the context of man’s goal-directed use of time, energy, interest and attention. Its fundamental concern is the development and maintenance of the capacity, throughout the life span, to perform with satisfaction to self and others those tasks and roles essential to productive living and to the mastery...

    (pp. 231-234)