Non-medical prescribing in Australasia and the UK: the case of podiatry

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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Abstract

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.
Depositing User: Ms Annette Nanka
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 00:35
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 23:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: podiatry; non-medical prescribing; allied health personnel; medical policy
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110318 Podiatry
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1186/1757-1146-3-1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18449

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