ERIC Number: EJ665118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Work Experience Program at a Metropolitan Paediatric Hospital: Assisting Rural and Metropolitan Allied Health Professionals Exchange Clinical Skills.
Parkin, Ann E.; McMahon, Sandra; Upfield, Nancy; Copley, Jodie; Hollands, Karen
Australian Journal of Rural Health, v9 n6 p297-303 Dec 2001
A clinical experience program provided 29 rural Australian allied health professionals with experience in pediatric clinical areas and opportunities to share clinical knowledge and develop networks with metropolitan peers. Questionnaires and focus groups indicated that networking, clinical skills, knowledge, confidence, and awareness of rural service provision were enhanced. The clinical consultant was found to be critical to program success. (TD)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Child Health, Clinical Experience, Collegiality, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation, Professional Development, Professional Isolation, Rural Areas
Blackwell Publishing; Tel: 781-388-8200; Web site: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ajr.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia