ERIC Number: ED035731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Allied Health Personnel; A Report on Their Use in the Military Services as a Model for Use in Nonmilitary Health-Care Programs.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
In March 1968, it was resolved by 18 persons knowledgeable in education, training, and health-care practices in discussion with staff members of the Division of Medical Sciences, that: (1) situations peculiar to the military should be studied, (2) the possibility of simulating such situations in nonmilitary settings should be explored, and (3) education programs and opportunities available to the military man should be examined. In April an ad hoc Committee on Allied Health Personnel consisting of nine persons was appointed, including armed forces liaison representatives. The committee, with staff members of the Division of Medical Sciences, studied military programs and had discussions and correspondence with education-oriented groups and governmental officials. Recommendations deal with reexamining services rendered by health care personnel in civilian life, (2) utilizing of consultants from the armed forces in civilian medicine, (3) experimenting with new categories of supporting health personnel, (4) structuring of career patterns with credit for prior experience and education, (5) focusing of attention upon the civilian use of ex-corpsmen, and (6) appointing state committees to facilitate the use of new categories of personnel. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Armed Forces, Educational Innovation, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Health Services, Labor Utilization, Military Personnel, Occupational Mobility
Division of Medical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (no charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.