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The Allied Health ProfessionsA Sociological Perspective$
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Susan Nancarrow and Alan Borthwick

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781447345367

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447345367.001.0001

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The allied health collective

The allied health collective

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(p.27) One The allied health collective
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The Allied Health Professions
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Susan Nancarrow

Alan Borthwick

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447345367.003.0002

This chapter examines the concept of allied health as a confederation of constituent professions. We examine: the way that different jurisdictions define the allied health collective; the rationale for those groupings; and the impact of inclusion (or otherwise) of the groupings on the individual professional project of specific allied health professions. Concepts that will be explored include the considerations around a heterogeneous group of occupations attempting to work together to achieve a single professional project. It also also explores the international contexts of the allied health professions and the relevance of the specific comparisons between Australia and the UK.

Keywords:   allied health, allied health professions, allied health jurisdictions, allied health collective, Australia, United Kingdom

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