ERIC Number: ED208237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Sharing Resources in Allied Health Education.
Collier, Stephen N., Ed.
This publication, through six chapters, discusses three exemplary methods of sharing resources in allied health education and provides allied health administrators and educators with an overview of the human factors needed for successful interinstitutional cooperation. Chapter 1 introduces the concept of cooperative sharing and provides the basis for the case studies (chapters 2-4) that follow. The Eastern Virginia Health Education Consortium case study illustrates an arrangement within a community or substate region and provides a model for interinstitutional planning. The Alabama Linkage Story describes a model of statewide sharing that links the resources of the state's junior colleges with specialized facilities and capabilities of an academic health center. The Mississippi-Louisiana Experience demonstrates a multistate sharing of resources where programs in occupational therapy and medical records administration are shared between two major institutions in adjoining states. Chapter 5 reviews the human factors needed to enhance successful cooperative activities. This chapter discusses proper environment, leadership, group dynamics, common goals, institutional missions, data base, human parameters, communication, perceptions, and documentation. Chapter 6 generalizes from the findings of the three case studies that sharing arrangements can provide advantages to allied health programs by extending resources, containing costs, avoiding duplication, and improving program quality. (BPB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Resources, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Human Relations, Institutional Cooperation, Interpersonal Relationship, Program Design, Program Implementation, Regional Planning, Shared Services
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Associated Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.