The Allied Health Digest

This section of my web site will feature selected readings for further study on allied health. I intend to develop it as an international resource reflecting a broad range of interests within the general field of the management and organisation of allied health. If you would like to suggest inclusions for the list, please email me at Rosalie.Boyce@gmail.com and be sure to include a full citation (Author Date style) and web links where possible.

ALLIED HEALTH STRUCTURE AND ORGANISATION: PRE 2001 — NEW!

Selected historically important papers informing the development of ‘allied health’ organisation.

  • Tolliday, H. (1972). “The organisation of physiotherapists in the hospital service.” Physiotherapy 58: 156-160.
  • Galley, P. (1977). “Physiotherapists as first-contact practitioners – new challenges and responsibilities in Australia.” Physiotherapy 63: 246-248
  • Tolliday, H. and E. Jaques (1978). Physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Health Services: the Nature and Organisation and the Role of Patients, Doctors and the Health Professionals. E. Jaques. London, Heinemann: 155-178.
  • Kinston, W., J. Øvretveit, et al. (1981). “Levels of work in physiotherapy.” Physiotherapy 67(8): 236-239.
  • Kinston, W., J. Øvretveit, et al. (1982). “The origin, significance and future of the district physiotherapist role.” Physiotherapy 68(4): 118-123.
  • Kinston, W. (1983). “Hospital organisation and structure and its effect on inter-professional behaviour and the delivery of care.” Social Science and Medicine 17(16): 1159-1170.
  • Øvretveit, J. (1985). “Medical dominance and the development of professional autonomy in physiotherapy.” Sociology of Health and Illness 7: 76-93.
  • Øvretveit, J. (1988). Professional Power and the State: A Study of Five Professionals in State Welfare Agencies in the UK. United Kingdom, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Brunel University.
  • Willis, E. (1989). Medical Dominance: The Division of Labour in Australian Health Care. Sydney, Allen and Unwin.
  • Medicare Benefits Review Committe (R. Layton Chairperson) (1986). Second Report. Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service.
  • Willis, E. (1990). “Hierarchies, bureaucracies and professions: The Medicare inquiry Pt II.” Community Health Studies 14(2): 97-107.This paper is both a personal account and an analysis of the Medicare Review (part 2) that took place in 1985-6, to which I acted as Consultant Adviser. It analyses health policy issues associated with the recent inquiry to consider expanding the Medicare Scheme to include the services of some paramedical occupations. It considers what took place, the history of events leading up to the Review, the complexities of the review process and issues of implementation as well as the wider context. The paper moves from the descriptive to the analytical level to explain and interpret the review process from both a sociological and social policy point of view. The relevance of the Review to public health is twofold: the development and application of a new methodology to evaluate complementary health modalities on one hand, and the role of the Review in promoting both the legitimacy of these occupations, and, from a public policy analysis viewpoint, cost containment, on the other.
  • Øvretveit, J. (1991). “Future organisation of therapy services.” Health Services Management 87: 78-80.
  • Scarf, C. J. (1991). “Clinical Management Structure: The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Experience.” Australian Health Review 14: 83-85.
  • Catchlove, B. (1991). “Changing the Management Structure at the Royal Children’s Hospital.” Australian Health Review 14: 86-88.
  • Boyce, R. A. (1991). “Hospital restructuring — The implications for allied health professions.” Australian Health Review 14(2): 147-154.
  • Halpern, S. (1992). “Dynamics of professional control: internal coalitions and cross-professional boundaries.” American Journal of Sociology 97(4): 994-1021.
  • Begun, J. W. and R. C. Lippincott (1993). Strategic Adaption in the Health Professions: Meeting the Challenges of Change. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.
  • Boyce, R. A. (1993). “Internal market reforms of health care systems and the allied health professions: an international perspective.” International Journal of Health Planning and Management 8: 201-217.
  • Øvretveit, J. (1994). “Issues in contracting occupational therapy services.” British Journal of Occupational Therapy 57(8): 315-318.
  • Boyce, R. A. (1996). The Organisation of Allied Health Professions in Australian General Hospitals. Unpublished PhD thesis, Department of Management. Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology: 821.
  • Boyce, R. A. (2001). “Organisational governance systems in allied health services: A decade of change.” Australian Health Review 24(1): 22-36.
  • Boyce, RA. (2011) ‘Looking Back: Looking Forward – Acting Now’, 3rd National Allied Health Managers Conference of Australia, Launceston, Tasmania, July 14-16 2011

WORKFORCE / WORKLOAD MEASURES:

  • Stevens, S.and Vecchio N. (2009), ‘Substitution across professions within the home care sector: an investigation of nursing and allied health services’, Australian Health Review, vol. 33 (1): 19-26. LINK
  • Schoo, A.M., Boyce, R.A., Ridoutt, L. & Santos, T. (2008) ‘Workload capacity measures for estimating allied health staffing requirements’, Australian Health Review, vol. 32(3): 548-558. LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (2008) ‘Health workforce: innovation, substitution and reform’, In: S. Barraclough, H. Gardner (eds), Analysing Health Policy: A Problem-Oriented Approach, Elsevier Australia, Marrickville, pp. 105-118. LINK
  • Australian Health Workforce Advisory Committee. The Australian Allied Health Workforce: An Overview of Workforce Planning Issues (AHWAC Report 2006.1) http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/amwac/ahwac/pdf/allied_health.pdf. Sydney; 2004 LINK
  • Ridoutt LS, A. & Santos, T. Workload capacity measures for use in allied health workforce planning — Final Report. Sydney, Australia: Human Capital Alliance; 2006 June 2006
  • Nancarrow SA, Borthwick AM. (2005), Dynamic professional boundaries in the healthcare workforce. Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 27(7):897-919. LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (2004), ‘The allied health professions in transition’. In: M. Clinton (ed), Management In The Australian Health Care Industry 3rd Edition, Pearson Education Australia (Prentice Hall), Frenchs Forest NSW: 164-187. LINK

RESEARCH CAPACITY

  • Pickstone, C., Nancarrow, S., Cooke, J., Vernon, W., Mountain, G., Boyce, R.A. & Campbell, J. (2008) ‘Building research capacity in the allied health professions’, Evidence & Policy, vol. 4(1): 53-68.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE / ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Boyce, R.A. (2008), ‘Professionalism meets entrepreneurialism and managerialism’, In: E. Kuhlmann and M. Saks (eds), Rethinking Professional Governance: International Directions in Health Care, Policy Press, Bristol, UK, pp. 77-92.
  • Rowe, P.A., Boyce, R.A. & Boyle M.V. (2004) ‘A comparative analysis of entrepreneurial approaches within public health care organisations’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 63(2): 16-30. LINK

ALLIED HEALTH IDENTITY / DEFINITIONS

  • Turnbull, C., Grimmer-Somers, Saravana Kumar, K., May, E., Law D. and Elaine Ashworth E. (2009) ?Allied, scientific and complementary health professionals: a new model for Australian allied health?, Australian Health Review, vol. 33 (1): 27-37. LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (2006), ‘Emerging from the shadow of medicine: allied health as a “profession community” subculture’, Health Sociology Review, vol. 15(5): 520-534. abstract
  • Callan, V.J., Gallois, C., Mayhew, M., Grice, T.A., Tluchowska, M., & Boyce R.A. (2007), ‘Restructuring the multi-professional organization: Professional identity and adjustment to change in a public hospital’, Journal of Health & Human Services Administration, vol. 29(4): 448-77.
  • Boyce, R.A. (2004), ‘The allied health professions in transition’. In: M. Clinton (ed), Management In The Australian Health Care Industry 3rd Edition, Pearson Education Australia (Prentice Hall), Frenchs Forest NSW: 164-187. LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (1997), ‘Health sector reform and professional power, autonomy and culture: The case of Australian allied health professions’, In: R. Hugman, M. Peelo, K. Soothhill, (editors), Concepts of Care. Developments in Health & Social Welfare. London: Edward Arnold (pp. 74-98). LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (1996), ?Allied health? as a ?profession community? ‘(chapter 7) In: The organisation of allied health professions in Australian general hospitals’, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Queensland University of Technology, pp. 324-356. University of Queensland Library Catalogue Number:RA971.35 .B68 1996 LINK

ORGANISATION AND GOVERNANCE

  • Boyce, R.A. (2006), ‘Using organisation as a strategic resource to build identity and influence’, In: R. Jones & F. Jenkins (eds), Managing and Leading in the Allied Health Professions, Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford, UK. pp. 85-99.
  • Boyce, R.A. (2006), ‘Emerging from the shadow of medicine: allied health as a “profession community” subculture’, Health Sociology Review, vol. 15(5): 520-534. abstract
  • Braithwaite J, Westbrook M. (2005), ?Rethinking clinical organisational structures: an attitude survey of doctors, nurses and allied health staff in clinical directorates?. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, Vol.10(1):10-7. LINK
  • Rowe, P.A., Boyce, R.A. & Boyle M.V. (2004) ‘A comparative analysis of entrepreneurial approaches within public health care organisations’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 63(2): 16-30. LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (2004), ‘The allied health professions in transition’. In: M. Clinton (ed), Management In The Australian Health Care Industry 3rd Edition, Pearson Education Australia (Prentice Hall), Frenchs Forest NSW: 164-187. LINK
  • Law, D. & Boyce, R.A. (2003), ‘Beyond organisational design: Moving from structure to service enhancement’, Australian Health Review, vol. 26 (1): 161-171 LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (2001), ‘Organisational governance structures in allied health services: A decade of change’, Australian Health Review, vol. 24(1): 22-36. LINK
  • Marks AL. MAPS for PAMS: managerial and professional solutions for professions allied to medicine. In: Marks AL, Dopson S, editors. Organisational Behaviour in Health Care. Houndmills, Basingstoke: MacMillan; 1999. p. 169-88 LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (1997), ‘Health sector reform and professional power, autonomy and culture: The case of Australian allied health professions’, In: R. Hugman, M. Peelo, K. Soothhill, (editors), Concepts of Care. Developments in Health & Social Welfare. London: Edward Arnold (pp. 74-98). LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (1996), The Management & Organisation of Rural Allied Health Services, Graduate School Of Management, University Of Queensland, Brisbane. (194pp.) University of Queensland Library Catalogue Number: RA771.7.A8 B69 1996 LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (1996), ‘The organisation of allied health professions in Australian general hospitals’, Unpublished PhD Thesis, Queensland University of Technology University of Queensland Library Catalogue Number:RA971.35 .B68 1996 LINK
  • Boyce, R.A. (1993), ‘Internal market reforms of health care systems and the allied health professions: an international perspective’, International Journal of Health Planning and Management, vol. 8: 201-217. LINK

NON-MEDICAL PRESCRIBING

  • Borthwick AM. (2008), Professions allied to medicine and prescribing. In: Nolan P, Bradley E, editors. Non-Medical Prescribing – Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Cambridge Cambridge University Press, p. 133-64. LINK

MODELS OF PRACTICE / MODELS OF CARE / ADVANCED PRACTICE

  • Boyce, R.A. (2008) ‘Health workforce: innovation, substitution and reform’, In: S. Barraclough, H. Gardner (eds), Analysing Health Policy: A Problem-Oriented Approach, Elsevier Australia, Marrickville, pp. 105-118. LINK
  • Oldmeadow LB, Bedi HS, Burch HT, Smith JS, Leahy ES, Goldwasser M. (2007), Experienced physiotherapists as gatekeepers to hospital orthopaedic outpatient care?, Medical Journal Australia, vol.186(12):625-8. LINK
  • Nancarrow SA, Borthwick AM. (2005), Dynamic professional boundaries in the healthcare workforce. Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 27(7):897-919. LINK
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