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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, James
dc.contributor.authorO'May, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorBall, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:38:07Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:38:07Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-04
dc.identifierER490
dc.identifier.citationBuchan, J., O''May, F. & Ball, J. (2007) New Role, New Country: introducing US physician assistants to Scotland, Human Resources for Health, vol. 5, , pp. 13-21,
dc.identifier.issn14784491
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-4491-5-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/490
dc.description.abstractThis paper draws from research commissioned by the Scottish Executive Health Department (SEHD). It provides a case study in the introduction of a new health care worker role into an already well established and mature workforce configuration It assesses the role of US style physician assistants (PAs), as a precursor to planned piloting of the PA role within the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. The evidence base for the use of PAs is examined, and ways in which an established role in one health system (the USA) could be introduced to another country, where the role is new and unfamiliar, are explored. The history of the development of the PA role in the US also highlights a sometimes somewhat problematic relationship between P nursing profession. The paper highlights that the concept of the PA role as a 'dependent practitioner' is not well understood or developed in the NHS, where autonomous practice within regulated professions is the norm. In the PA model, responsibility is shared, but accountability rests with the supervising physician. Clarity of role definition, and engendering mutual respect based on fair treatment and effective management of multi-disciplinary teams will be pre-requisites for effective deployment of this new role in the NHS in Scotland.
dc.format.extent13-21
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.relation.ispartofHuman Resources for Health
dc.titleNew Role, New Country: introducing US physician assistants to Scotland
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dc.description.volume5
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi:10.1186/1478-4491-5-13
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dc.description.eprintid490
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qmu.authorO'May, Fiona
qmu.authorBuchan, James
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