Journal of Allied Health

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring

Attitudes of Physical Therapist Students toward Physical Therapist Assistants before and after Full-Time Clinical Internships
Development of attitudes of physical therapists (PTs) toward physical therapist assistants (PTAs) begins during their professional education, and attitudes are influenced further by clinical experiences. The purpose of this study was to understand attitudes...
Clinical Education in Private Practice: An Interdisciplinary Project
Education of rehabilitation professionals traditionally has occurred in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centres, and other publicly funded institutions, but increasing numbers of rehabilitation professionals are now working in the community in private...
Developing Health and Social Care under the Reforms of Tony Blair and Clement Attlee, Prime Ministers of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE, "Developing Health and Social Care under the Reforms of Tony Blair and Clement Attlee, Prime Ministers of Great Britain and Northern Ireland," hy lain Graham, is the inaugural offering of a new feature for the Journal entitled...
Effects of Contrasting Equivalent Teaching Approaches on Student Ratings
One of the most active areas in educational research in recent years has centered on the method of problem-based learning (PBL). The advantages of PBL methods have prompted educators to investigate and implement PBL activities in the clinical science...
Effects of Profession and Facility Type on Research Utilization by Rehabilitation Professionals
Information about the use of research by rehabilitation professionals to make clinical decisions in everyday practice is limited. This study compared perceived research use and knowledge sources across professions, practice situations, and work environments....
Ethical Decision-Making by Students in Physical and Occupational Therapy
The professions of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) progressively have expanded their scope of responsibility, and practitioners often are placed in positions in which ethical decisions must be made. Few studies have reported the level...
Evaluating Career Values of Dietetic Students
A Model for Other Allied Health ProfessionsIncreased job opportunities in health professions make recruitment of students imperative. Effective recruitment requires a knowledge of what students value when making career decisions. This study of dietetic...
Job Loss, Human Capital Job Feature, and Work Condition Job Feature as Distinct Job Insecurity Constructs
The projected growth of new technologies, increasing use of automation, and continued consolidation of healthrelated services suggest that continued study of job insecurity is needed for health care professionals. Using a sample of 178 medical technologists...
Opening International Perspectives
THE JOURNAL IS BECOMING more international. Because of our arrangement with Ingenta, we now are reaching a larger geographic audience than in previous years. As I've mentioned before, in the past 2 to 3 years, almost 20% of our submissions have come...
Reflective Journal Writing to Obtain Student Feedback about Their Learning during the Study of Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions
The purpose of this qualitative study was to obtain feedback from physical therapy students about their learning while studying chronic musculoskeletal conditions. All 48 students wrote weekly entries in reflective journals to document what and how they...
The Influence of Training on the Rating of Physical Therapist Student Performance in the Clinical Setting
Physical therapist education consists of two distinct elements: the didactic preparation and the clinical education experiences. Clinical instructors at affiliated clinics supervise physical therapist students during clinical education. A clinical instructor...
Using a Learning Community to Enhance Course Integration in a School of Allied Health
The occupational therapy department at East Carolina University conducted a case study of an intact learning community to assess its potential to enhance the integration of course content. This learning community of students and faculty offers a method...
Using Online Learning to Enhance Interdisciplinary Education
EDUCATING FUTURE PRACTITIONERS to work in an interdisciplinary health care environment is not a new task. Nonetheless, more emphasis should be placed on interdisciplinary teaching models and less on traditional disciplinespecific models to increase the...
Web-Based Prerequisite Finder
THE COLLEGE OF ALLIED HEALTH at the University of Oklahoma is one of seven colleges located on an academic health center campus and comprises five departments, including allied health sciences, communication sciences and disorders, rehabilitation sciences,...
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