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 (physician, dentist, pharmacist, nurses, advance practice
nurse, or health services administrator) 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
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.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become
familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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