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Research in the allied health professions: Why fund it? A report of the ASAHP research committee


Arena, RA and Goldberg, LR and Ingersoll, CD and Larsen, CD and Shelledy, D, Research in the allied health professions: Why fund it? A report of the ASAHP research committee, Journal of Allied Health, 40, (3) pp. 161-166. ISSN 0090-7421 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Many professionals work closely with physicians and nurses to provide healthcare that is safe, patient-centered, efficient, equitable, timely, and effective. These professionals represent many and varied allied health disciplines. Each allied health professional is ethically accountable for bringing a theoretically-sound and evidence-based approach to problem-solving in healthcare delivery. Although allied health research is in its infancy, the breadth and depth of its potential contributions to effective healthcare research and its interprofessional application may be under-recognized, particularly by funding agencies. The purpose of this paper is to define allied health, clarify its theoretical and scientific foundation, emphasize the breadth of its application to evidence-based practice, and document its relevance to, and suitability for, funding through national organizations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Allied health, research, funding
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
UTAS Author:Goldberg, LR (Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg)
ID Code:95557
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-10-03
Last Modified:2018-02-08

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