Review of the prescribing capability of speech pathologists, dietitians and psychologists

Bettenay, Karen, McBride, Liza-Jane, & Nissen, Lisa (2016) Review of the prescribing capability of speech pathologists, dietitians and psychologists. In 11th National Allied Health Conference, 9-11 November 2015, Melbourne, Vic. (Unpublished)



Podiatrists and optometrists have held prescribing authority in Australia for a number of years. There is growing evidence that extending the scope of practice of other allied health professionals, to include prescribing, will benefit the patient.

In order to safeguard patient safety, it is necessary to ensure that any health professional authorised to prescribe is competent to do so. The national Prescribing Competencies Framework (PCF) provides a valuable standard against which prescribing competence can be assessed.

This project aimed to review current capabilities of speech pathologists, dietitians and psychologists, and determine competency areas that require additional training before a prescribing role can be considered.

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ID Code: 96490
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Prescribing, speech pathologist, dietitian, psychologist
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health and Community Services (111708)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Authors
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2016 00:06
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 03:59

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