Journal of Allied Health

Quarterly journal publishing scholary articles on theory, practice, and other aspects of general health industry.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, Summer

Approaches to Leadership Development Used by Deans of Allied Health
Deans and directors of allied health units in member institutions of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) were surveyed to determine their approaches to leadership development. Of 99 deans and directors surveyed, 75 (76%) responded....
Coalition of Allied Health Leadership
SEVERAL YEARS AGO, the Board of Directors of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) determined that there should be a national leadership program to help prepare emerging leaders in allied health education and practice. Beginning...
Common Issues and Common Approaches in the Health Professions
THE PAST YEAR has been another productive one for the Journal, as it reflects the expansion of research efforts in the allied health disciplines. Numbers of manuscript submissions continue to be high, with quality remaining constant. With the evolution...
Creative Arts Therapies Approaches in Adoption and Foster Care: Contemporary Strategies for Working with Individuals and Families
Creative Arts Therapies Approaches in Adoption and Foster Care: Contemporary Strategies for Working with Individuals and Families Edited by DONNA J. BETTS. Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL, 2003, 320 pages, $65.95 hardcover, $45.95 soft-cover.WITH...
Effects of Interprofessional Rural Training on Students' Perceptions of Interprofessional Health Care Services
Interprofessional training has been advocated in the education of students in health care professions to facilitate collaboration and cooperation among health care providers. This study reported on one facet of the outcomes of a larger grant project...
Empirically Mapping the Subspecialties of Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology
As the practice of cardiovascular interventional technology (CVIT) has evolved over the last 50 years, so has the role of radiographers employed in this specialty. In 1991, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) initiated a certification...
European Health Policy: Working within a Paradox
IN HIS SECOND ARTICLE concerning health care in the European Union (EU), Dr. Graham explores issues connected with developing a unified EU health policy. In this article, "European Health Policy: Working Within a Paradox," Dr. Graham makes the case that...
Genetics Internet Resources for Allied Health Professionals
As the field of genetics continues to grow at a rapid rate, so does the application to patient care delivered by allied health professionals. At the same time, it has been shown that allied health professionals often lack confidence in their knowledge...
Health Literacy: Universal Precautions Needed
Inadequate health literacy adversely affects health care outcomes and the quality of life of 90 million Americans and costs the health care system $73 billion annually. Current strategies addressing inadequate health literacy primarily target physicians,...
Integrating Research into the Culture of Allied Health Professions: The Background and a Review of Issues in the United Kingdom
This article reviews the challenges and barriers to change associated with development of a research culture in allied health professions within the higher education sector. We address the cultural upheaval and alterations in ways of working experienced...
Medicare Drug Law Has Rorschach Test Features
LAST YEAR is destined to be remembered as when one of the most contentious laws in recent history was enacted, the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. A most striking aspect of this legislation is that it affects the...
Pairing of Opposite Learning Styles among Allied Health Students: Effects on Collaborative Performance
To understand better determinants of effective collaboration in allied health education, students were paired by similar and opposite learning styles to work on a simulated clinical case exercise. Fifty-six sophomore and junior students enrolled in an...
The Process of Outcome Assessment in a School of Allied Health Sciences
This article describes a process of outcome assessment for a school of allied health sciences to assist others who may be involved in a similar endeavor. In the mid-1990s, the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Office of Planning...