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The Allied Health Professions: A Sociological Perspective

Susan Nancarrow and Alan Borthwick


The allied health professions have gained legitimacy through the pursuit of research evidence and the standardisation of practice. Yet there remains very little analysis or understanding of these professions. Adopting theory from the sociology of health professions, this book explores the sociological, economic, political and philosophical pressures that have shaped the professions. Drawing on case studies and examples from occupations including optometrists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists to emerging vocations, including pedorthists and allied health assistants, the book offers ... More

Keywords: allied health professions, research evidence, optometrists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, pedorthists, allied health assistants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447345367
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447345367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Nancarrow, author
Southern Cross University

Alan Borthwick, author
Southern Cross University