Journal of Allied Health

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring

Allied Health Professional Services for Oncology Outpatients: An Australian Comparative Study
Psychosocial interventions used by the allied health team are now seen as making an important contribution to improving the psychological and functional statues of the increasing numbers of patients coping with cancer. However, there is a call from within...
Australian Perspectives and Challenges
GUEST EDITORIAL ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS throughout the world share a good deal of common ground in terms of the scope of practice and the determination to improve that practice continually for the benefit of the clients they serve. I have been associated...
Building Your Ideal Private Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals
Building Your Ideal Private Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals. By LYNN GRODZKI. WW Norton & Company, New York, 2000, 266 pages, $29.00, hardcover. ISBN 0393703312. LYNN GRODZKI is a psychotherapist and business coach....
Critical Issues in Global Health
Critical Issues in Global Health. Edited by C. EVERETT KOOP, CLARENCE E. PEARSON, M. ROY SCHWARZ. Jossey-Bass, A. Wiley Company, San Francisco, 2001, 472 pages, $58.00, Hardback. ISBN 0-7879-4824-1. SINCE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, global issues, especially...
Exploring International Themes: The Australian Experience
EDITORIAL FOUR YEARS AGO, the Journal devoted an issue to papers presented at the International Allied Health Meeting in Telford, England. Last year, we devoted another issue to international research issues. In another, we published presentations from...
Heteroglossia: Voices Heard on Capitol Hill from a Bakhtinian Perspective
A VIEW FROM WASHINGTON Round up the usual suspects. Captain Louis Renault In the film, Casablanca RUSSIAN LITERARY THEORIST Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (1895-- 1975) alerted scholars to the multivoiced nature of language by his use of the key term heteroglossia....
Occupational Therapy Practice in Acute Care Neurology and Orthopaedics
The purpose of this research was to develop a consensus description of occupational therapy practice in acute care orthopaedics and neurology by Australian therapists. The Delphi technique was used to develop consensus concerning therapists' aims for...
Physical Therapists' Knowledge, Advice, and Administration of Nonprescription Medications to Their Clients
Physical therapists often have limited knowledge and little formal training in pharmacology, yet they frequently advise their clients on the use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and administer these in the course of treatment. This practice may...
Professional Perceptions about Home Safety: Cross-National Validation of the Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool (Home Fast)
The Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool (HOME FAST) was developed to measure the risk of older people falling within their home environment. If this tool is to be effective, the underlying dimensions perceived by potential raters when using the HOME...
Providing Evidence of Good Allied Health Care for the Veteran Population: Development of a Unique Management System
A unique management system was developed to enhance the quality of allied health care for the elderly. The management system is a multipronged framework of processes and outcomes, which address key stakeholder needs, and is based on best scientific evidence....
The Psychologist's Book of Personality Tests
The Psychologist's Book of Personality Tests. By Louis JANDA. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 2001, 209 pages, $12.95, softcover. ISBN 0-471-37102-5. HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why others get promoted over you? Why your best efforts go unappreciated?...
Toward a National Health Risk Management Approach in Australia
ORIGINAL ARTICLES There has been increasing international consensus about the importance of competition for achieving national growth and community well-being. The Australian government accordingly has introduced policies to promote such competition....