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Physician Assistants : Policy and Practice



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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

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
About the Authorsp. ix
Reviewersp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
A Time Line of the Professionp. xvii
Introduction and Overview of the Professionp. 1
Development of the Professionp. 17
Current Status: A Profile of the Physician Assistant Professionp. 62
Entry-Level Physician Assistant Educationp. 101
Postgraduate Physician Assistant Education Programsp. 145
Physician Assistants in Primary Carep. 164
Physician Assistant Specialization: Nonprimary Carep. 193
Physician Assistants in Hospital Settingsp. 264
Physician Assistants in Rural Healthp. 295
Other Professional Roles for Physician Assistantsp. 327
Economic Assessment of Physician Assistantsp. 341
Physician Assistant Professional Relationshipsp. 373
Legislation and Policyp. 408
Legal Issues of Physician Assistant Practicep. 430
Professional and Workforce Issuesp. 444
Physician Assistant Professional Organizationsp. 458
Physician Assistants in the Federal Workforcep. 485
Global Expansion of the Physician Assistant Conceptp. 501
Future Directions of the Physician Assistant Professionp. 524
Physician Assistant Organizationsp. 545
Physician Assistant Programsp. 555
Model State Legislation Regarding Physician Assistantsp. 570
AAPA Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the Physician Assistantp. 579
Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Educationp. 587
Summary of U.S. Laws for Physician Assistants, Abridged Versionp. 602
Competencies for the Physician Assistant Professionp. 623
Bibliographyp. 627
Indexp. 657
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