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ERIC Number: ED016835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 70
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EDUCATION FOR THE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND SERVICES.
National Advisory Health Council, Washington, DC.; Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN HEALTH OCCUPATIONS WILL PROBABLY INCREASE FROM 2.8 TO 3.8 MILLION PERSONS BY 1975. RECENT SURVEYS OF HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES SHOWED THAT OVER 300,000 ADDITIONAL HEALTH WORKERS WERE NEEDED TO PROVIDE OPTIMUM PATIENT CARE. SHORTAGES EXISTED FOR MEDICAL RECORD LIBRARIANS, DENTAL HYGIENISTS, MEDICAL AND RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS, AND OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS. TRAINING FOR HEALTH OCCUPATIONS WAS OFFERED IN SCHOOLS OF THE ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS, UNIVERSITIES, TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, MILITARY TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS. THESE TRAINING PROGRAMS WERE UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. THE PRESENT ANNUAL TRAINING CAPACITY WAS 9,000 COMPARED WITH A NEED OF 33,000. TO MEET THIS NEED, BACCALAUREATE GRADUATES WOULD NEED TO INCREASE FROM 1.9 TO 4.0 PER 100,000 POPULATION AND LESS-THAN-BACCALAUREATE GRADUATES WOULD NEED TO INCREASE 5.0 TO 10.0. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE FOR (1) AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO PROGRAM PLACEMENT AND RECRUITMENT, (2) DEVELOPMENTAL WORK IN INTERDISCIPLINARY AND CORE CURRICULUMS LOOKING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CAREER LADDERS, (3) FORMAL COURSES IN EDUCATIONAL METHODS FOR TEACHERS IN PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS, (4) STUDIES OF METHODS OF DELIVERY OF HEALTH SERVICES WITH IDENTIFICATION OF NEW OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS, (5) PROGRAMS TO HELP PROFESSIONAL WORKERS UTILIZE TECHNICAL AND AUXILIARY PERSONNEL, (6) PLANNING AT ALL LEVELS FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT WITH STRENGTHENED LIAISON BETWEEN JUNIOR AND SENIOR COLLEGES AND MEDICAL CENTERS, AND (7) STUDIES OF THE ROLES OF CERTIFICATION, LICENSING, AND ACCREDITATION IN PROVIDING SUFFICIENT QUALITY PERSONNEL. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR 45 CENTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: National Advisory Health Council, Washington, DC.; Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
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