ERIC Number: ED120534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Education of the Health Professions in the Context of the Health Care System: The Ontario Experience.
Charron, K. C.
The document examines the education of health professionals in Ontario within the context of changing patterns for health care. The first of four chapters contains background information on geographic and population characteristics, Federal health legislation requiring a provincial response, and Ontario health legislation. The second chapter deals with the planning-action process for health care education. A method for coordinated planning at three levels (provinces, health science centers, and individual universities and teaching hospitals) is presented. The Ontario Health Resources Development Plan and Ontario Council of Health are described. Chapter 3 briefly discusses salient features of the health system including faults, overall scope and strategy, and basic principles. Operational manifestations, detailed in Chapter 4, cover the following areas: the focal point concept of regional organization, production and immigration of health manpower, regulation and education of the health disciplines, regulation of health laboratories and radiological facilities, future arrangements for health education, some responses of the educational system, and financing and cost. The report concludes that Ontario has made an extensive and prolonged attempt at developing a better health care system, and states four forces which set the planning-action process in motion. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Government Role, Health Personnel, Health Services, Legislation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, Regional Planning, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Canada