Understanding the Health Care Professional

Understanding the Health Care Professional

As a healthcare professional, you will be working closely with other health care professionals. The best way to create a positive patient experience is to be able to understand the role that each healthcare professional plays in the care of a patient. For this assignment, select two of the following allied health professions (dental hygienists, diagnostic medical sonographers, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, and speech language pathologists) and take a deeper look into their specific functions and contributions to health care.

In a paper of 750-1,000 words please discuss the following:

  • What is their function/medical training?
  • In what type of setting can each profession be found traditionally? Is this changing today?
  • Discuss how the expanding roles of allied health in health care delivery have affected each profession.
  • How has the health care workforce shortage affected each profession?

Provide a minimum of two references.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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