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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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Specialisation in allied health

Specialisation in allied health

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(p.151) Six Specialisation in allied health
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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/9781447345367.003.0007

This chapter explores the development of podiatric surgery as a state-registered allied health specialisation, and the negotiations with the state and the medical profession that shaped it. Few allied health professions have successfully achieved recognised specialisms. The medical profession particularly and the nursing profession to a lesser extent have both been successful in achieving internal divisions of labour through state-recognised specialisations. While many allied health professions recognise 'special interests' and endorse specialist areas of practice, few of these specialisms are formally recognised by the state or attract a higher level of professional recognition through higher roles and reimbursement. The two notable exceptions to this are the practice of psychology and podiatry.

Keywords:   allied health specialisation, podiatric surgery, nursing, medical profession, allied health specialists, psychology

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