ERIC Number: ED213917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Standards to Ensure the Competency of Physician Assistants. Volume II of V: Role Delineation for the Physician Assistant. Final Report, July 1, 1976-August 14, 1979.
Fisher, Donald W.; Faulman, Jane
The first task in the role delineation for the Physician Assistant (PA) was the verification of the entry level generalist position. Using the verified role delineation and data collected from practicing PAs, the possibility of multiple PA positions was investigated as the second task. Two samples of PAs completed task checklists. Responses of a sample of PAs with several years' experience were studied for evidence of a specialist position. It was decided that there was one PA position and therefore, one role delineation. The remainder of the volume--approximately four-fifths--considers use of the role delineation and describes the role delineation of a PA. A definition is provided, and the topics of supervision, primary care, and appropriate use and limitations of the role delineation are discussed. The description of the role delineation addresses the three areas of competence included in the PA role delineation and the 11 major responsibilities that fall roughly into these three categories. The complete role delineation is provided in outline form and lists those tasks which all PAs should be competent to perform. (A summary statement of the working committee is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Arlington, VA.