Borthwick, Alan M. and Short, Anthony J. and Nancarrow, Susan A. and Boyce, Rosalie A. (2010) Non-medical prescribing in Australasia and the UK: the case of podiatry. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 3 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1757-1146
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The last decade has witnessed a rapid transformation in the role boundaries of the allied health professions, enabled through the creation of new roles and the expansion of existing, traditional roles. A strategy of health care 'modernisation' has encompassed calls for the redrawing of professional boundaries and identities, linked with demands for greater workforce flexibility. Several tasks and roles previously within the exclusive domain of medicine have been delegated to, or assumed by, allied health professionals, as the workforce is reshaped to meet the challenges posed by changing demographic, social and political contexts. The prescribing of medicines by non-medically qualified healthcare professionals, and in particular the podiatry profession, reflects these changes.
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|Additional Information:||© 2010 Borthwick et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||podiatry; non-medical prescribing; allied health personnel; medical policy|
|Depositing User:||Ms Annette Nanka|
|Date Deposited:||01 Mar 2011 00:35|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 23:49|
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