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Wellness and the Allied Health Professions


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Wellness and the Allied Health Professions. Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D. What is Allied Health?.

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Wellness and the Allied Health Professions

Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D.


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What is Allied Health?

  • Professionals involved with the delivery of health services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others.


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Allied health professionals include

dental hygienistsmedical sonographers

dietitiansmedical technologists

occup. therapistsphysical therapists radiographersrespiratory therapists

sp. lang. pathologistsrehabilitation psychologists

physician assistantsprosthetics & orthotics

radiation therapistsemergency medical tech.

audiology


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Allied Health in the UT System*

  • University of Texas Medical Branch

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

  • MD Anderson

  • U.T. Health Sciences Center, San Antonio

  • UT Brownsville

  • UT Dallas

  • UTEP

  • UT Pan American

*Schools at Galveston, Southwestern, MD Anderson, San Antonio, UTEP, Brownsville, Pan American


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Culture of Wellness: Opportunities in Education

  • Most faculty with some knowledge about wellness.

  • Wellness concepts already present to different degrees in educational curriculum.

  • Elements of the culture present in fragmented form.


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Culture of Welness: Opportunities in Practice

  • Most professions provide direct or indirect care to patients, and patient contact longer than MD.

  • Practice settings are varied (hospital, outpatient, clinics in the community).

  • Wellness practice present in varying degrees.


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Challenges

  • The field of Allied Health is diverse and fragmented.

  • Each profession has a specific accreditation process and curriculum requirements (no common curriculum).

  • Professional identities are linked to specific professions and not to the field as a whole.

  • Professional associations are also profession-specific.


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Near- Term Suggestions

  • Centralized effort leading to wide dissemination of wellness concepts to UT System units, especially those with active programs in the health field.

  • System-sponsored faculty development.

  • System-sponsored educational materials (course structure, lectures, slide sets, background literature).


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THE END