Allied health professionalism in a changing world : Non-medical prescribing in Australia and the UK

Boyce, Rosalie and Borthwick, Alan (2007). Allied health professionalism in a changing world : Non-medical prescribing in Australia and the UK. In: , Abstract Booklet: Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society. The 8th European Sociological Association Conference: Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society. ESA 2007, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., (234-235). 3-6 September 2007.

Author Boyce, Rosalie
Borthwick, Alan
Title of paper Allied health professionalism in a changing world : Non-medical prescribing in Australia and the UK
Conference name The 8th European Sociological Association Conference: Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society. ESA 2007
Conference location Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Conference dates 3-6 September 2007
Convener European Sociological Association
Proceedings title Abstract Booklet: Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society
Place of Publication Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Publisher University of Strathclyde
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Published abstract
Start page 234
End page 235
Total pages 2
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary 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 reflects these changes. This paper aims to consider the development of allied health professional prescribing in both the UK and Australia, and to explore the implications of enhanced role boundaries for professional identity and the renegotiation of inter-professional relationships. Recent statutory approval for extended access, supply, administration and prescribing rights in support of the development of enhanced allied health roles in the UK and Australia is discussed as a possible challenge to the hegemony of medicine.
Subjects 160508 Health Policy
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented during Research Networks Presentation "RN 16 Sociology of Health and Illness", Session 3 "Changing governance and professional development in healthcare (Joint session with RN Sociology of Professions)", as Paper 5 "Allied health professionalism in a changing world: Non-medical prescribing in Australia and the UK". This paper not reproduced in the Selected Proceedings (ISBN 9780415558730; 0415558735; 9780203867341; 0203867343; 9786612975134; 661297513X).

 
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