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This book aims to remain as the definitive book on the physician assistant profession both in the US and overseas. It is the textbook for scholars and students alike to reference and use both in the classroom and in general practice. The scope is broad and encompasses all of the literature that has shaped the PA profession and is also provides in-depth information on areas of scholarly activity such as PA education, PA legislation, and the economics of PA practice. All accredited PA programs are required to teach a course or provide course material on the PA profession itself, and our reviewers believe this to be an ideal book for this material.
Table of Contents
|About the Authors||p. ix|
|A Time Line of the Profession||p. xvii|
|Introduction and Overview of the Profession||p. 1|
|Development of the Profession||p. 17|
|Current Status: A Profile of the Physician Assistant Profession||p. 62|
|Entry-Level Physician Assistant Education||p. 101|
|Postgraduate Physician Assistant Education Programs||p. 145|
|Physician Assistants in Primary Care||p. 164|
|Physician Assistant Specialization: Nonprimary Care||p. 193|
|Physician Assistants in Hospital Settings||p. 264|
|Physician Assistants in Rural Health||p. 295|
|Other Professional Roles for Physician Assistants||p. 327|
|Economic Assessment of Physician Assistants||p. 341|
|Physician Assistant Professional Relationships||p. 373|
|Legislation and Policy||p. 408|
|Legal Issues of Physician Assistant Practice||p. 430|
|Professional and Workforce Issues||p. 444|
|Physician Assistant Professional Organizations||p. 458|
|Physician Assistants in the Federal Workforce||p. 485|
|Global Expansion of the Physician Assistant Concept||p. 501|
|Future Directions of the Physician Assistant Profession||p. 524|
|Physician Assistant Organizations||p. 545|
|Physician Assistant Programs||p. 555|
|Model State Legislation Regarding Physician Assistants||p. 570|
|AAPA Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the Physician Assistant||p. 579|
|Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education||p. 587|
|Summary of U.S. Laws for Physician Assistants, Abridged Version||p. 602|
|Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession||p. 623|
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