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professional

 [pro-fesh´un-al]
pertaining to one's profession or occupation.
one who is a specialist in a particular field or occupation.
allied health professional a person with special training, certification, and licensing with responsibilities bearing on patient care. See also allied health.
impaired professional a professional who has gotten involved in substance abuse.

al·lied health pro·fes·sion·al

(al'īd helth prō-fesh'ŏn-ăl),
Someone trained to perform services in the care of patients other than a physician or registered nurse; includes a variety of therapy technicians (for example, pulmonary), radiology technicians, and physical therapists, among many other practitioners.

allied health professional

An umbrella term for professionals in the UK who are involved in the patient care pathway.
Examples Arts therapists, chiropodists, dieticians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, paramedics, physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists, psychologists, psychotherapists, radiographers, speech and language therapists.

al·lied health pro·fes·sion·al

(al'īd helth prŏ-fesh'ŭn-ăl)
A person trained to provide patient services in specialties that include dental hygiene, clinical laboratory science, and physical therapy, among many others.

al·lied health pro·fes·sion·al

(al'īd helth prŏ-fesh'ŭn-ăl)
Someone trained to perform services in the care of patients other than a physician or registered nurse; includes therapy technicians (e.g., pulmonary), dental technicians, and physical therapists.
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Samantha Jones, Director of the New Care Models Programme said: "Allied Health Professionals have always provided a range of vital roles in our health service and in our communities, but as the NHS continues to transform they become even more important than ever.
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He said that it called for an integrated approach from researchers, practitioners, allied health professionals and civil society to progress across multiple goals, thus contributing to socioeconomic development of the country.
Volunteers and staff, including domestics, administrative workers, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, doctors and consultants are all eligible.
Salman Rafique on Thursday said that lot of opportunities for Allied Health professionals were available in the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education department as well as in Primary & Secondary Health department.
LAHORE -- The minister for specialised healthcare and medical education says work will be started for establishing a separate council for allied health professionals on the pattern of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).
As a member of AMT, you know that AMT is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for allied health professionals. AMT's goals are to promote and maintain a high standard of excellence for allied health professionals, support their role as part of the patient healthcare team, and provide continuing education and membership programs to enhance members' professional and personal growth.
Observing team leadership and team management from senior clinical teachers also produces invaluable lessons which may not be taught at any other point.Such IPE sessions can be conducted at low costs and with great support from allied health staff in the ICU and lead to better outcomes, better professionalism and betterdoctors5 It also raises the morale of allied health professionals who feel they can voice their roles and validate their share in the successful outcomes of complex patients.
It can also serve practicing laboratorians and other allied health professionals as a reference to new developments in immunology, they say.
A thoughtful reading of this book will expand the view of health and healthcare and the relevant social and behavioral science knowledge base of childbirth educators and other nurses, medical doctors, dentists, and allied health professionals. This is a very sophisticated textbook that covers a wide range of social science and behavioral concepts and information related to health and healthcare systems.
Muhammad Aslam stressed that primary healthcare service should not be doctor-dependent and skilled support services should be provided by suitably trained nurses and allied health professionals.
In Wales, consultant nurse and midwife posts were introduced with the employment of eight consultant practitioner roles in 2001 and consultant allied health professionals in 2003.

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