Occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians, and are qualified by special training and, frequently, by licensure to work in supporting roles in the health care field. These occupations include, but are not limited to, medical technology, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
Schools which offer training in the area of health.
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
Crafts, trades, professions, or other means of earning a living.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program in the health occupations.
Discussion of lists of works, documents or other publications, usually with some relationship between them, e.g., by a given author, on a given subject, or published in a given place, and differing from a catalog in that its contents are restricted to holdings of a single collection, library, or group of libraries. (from The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Dedication or commitment shown by employees to organizations or institutions where they work.
Professional society representing the field of medicine.
Development of a library collection, including the determination and coordination of selection policy, assessment of needs of users and potential users, collection use studies, collection evaluation, identification of collection needs, selection of materials, planning for resource sharing, collection maintenance and weeding, and budgeting.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Books designed by the arrangement and treatment of their subject matter to be consulted for definite terms of information rather than to be read consecutively. Reference books include DICTIONARIES; ENCYCLOPEDIAS; ATLASES; etc. (From the ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. They deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. Duties may include physical exams, diagnosis and treatment of disease, interpretation of tests, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications. (from http://www.aapa.orglabout-pas accessed 2114/2011)
Counseling during which a professional plays an active role in a client's or patient's decision making by offering advice, guidance, and/or recommendations.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Selection of a type of occupation or profession.
The science and technology dealing with the procurement, breeding, care, health, and selection of animals used in biomedical research and testing.
Use for general articles concerning veterinary medical education.
The upward or downward mobility in an occupation or the change from one occupation to another.
The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.
Senior professionals who provide guidance, direction and support to those persons desirous of improvement in academic positions, administrative positions or other career development situations.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
Facilities for collecting and organizing information. They may be specialized by subject field, type of source material, persons served, location, or type of services.
Devices which are very resistant to wear and may be used over a long period of time. They include items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, artificial limbs, etc.
Pricing statements presented by more than one party for the purpose of securing a contract.
The use of computers for designing and/or manufacturing of anything, including drugs, surgical procedures, orthotics, and prosthetics.
Prosthetic replacements for arms, legs, and parts thereof.
Apparatus used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities or to improve the function of movable parts of the body.
Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
Areas designated for use by the armed forces personnel.
Compliance with a set of standards defined by non-governmental organizations. Certification is applied for by individuals on a voluntary basis and represents a professional status when achieved, e.g., certification for a medical specialty.
Educational institutions providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.
The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
The terms, expressions, designations, or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or specialized subject area.
Individuals responsible for various duties pertaining to the medical office routine.
A specified list of terms with a fixed and unalterable meaning, and from which a selection is made when CATALOGING; ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING; or searching BOOKS; JOURNALS AS TOPIC; and other documents. The control is intended to avoid the scattering of related subjects under different headings (SUBJECT HEADINGS). The list may be altered or extended only by the publisher or issuing agency. (From Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed, p163)
Controlled vocabulary of clinical terms produced by the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO).
Education and training outside that for the professions.