Publication - Research and analysis

Allied health professions LifecurveTM survey: report on respondents with communication support needs

Published: 18 Oct 2019
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Equality and rights, Health and social care
ISBN:
9781839601965

Provisional analysis of findings from a major survey of clients of allied health professionals (AHPs), focused on survey respondents who reported having communication support needs.

57 page PDF

7.8 MB

57 page PDF

7.8 MB

Contents
Allied health professions LifecurveTM survey: report on respondents with communication support needs
12. Appendices

57 page PDF

7.8 MB

12. Appendices

Appendix 1: Who the Allied Health Professionals are:

AHP Group What they do
Arts therapist Arts therapists use art, dance, drama and music as a therapeutic intervention to help people with physical, mental, social and emotional difficulties. There are now four arts therapies with the preferred names of: art therapy/art psychotherapists; dance movement psychotherapy; dramatherapy; music therapy.
Diagnostic radiographer Produces high quality images on film and other recording media, using all kinds of radiation.
Dietitian Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into practical information about food. They work with people to promote nutritional wellbeing, prevent food-related problems and treat disease.
Occupational therapist Occupational Therapists help people to overcome physical, psychological or social problems arising from illness or disability, by concentrating on what they are able to achieve, rather than on their disabilities.
Orthoptist Orthoptists assess and manage a range of eye problems, mainly those affecting the way the eyes move, such as squint (strabismus) and lazy eye (amblyopia).
Orthotist Orthotists provide braces, splints, and special footwear to help patients with movement difficulties and to relieve discomfort.
Paramedic Paramedics respond to all aspects of urgent and emergency care, ranging from problems such as cardiac arrest, heart attacks, strokes, spinal injuries and major trauma, to minor illnesses and injuries.
Physiotherapist Physiotherapists treat the physical problems caused by accidents, illness and ageing, particularly those that affect the muscles, bones, heart, circulation and lungs.
Podiatrist Podiatrists, sometimes known as chiropodists, specialise in keeping feet in a healthy condition. They play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and, therefore, independent.
Prosthetist Prosthetists design and fit artificial replacements - or prostheses – for upper and lower limbs. They design and fit the best possible artificial replacements for patients who have lost or were born without a limb.
Speech and language therapist Speech and Language Therapists work with people who have problems with communication, including speech defects, or with chewing or swallowing.
Therapeutic radiographer Treats mainly cancer patients using ionising radiation and, occasionally, drugs. Provide care across the entire spectrum of cancer services.

Scottish Government. (2018b)


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