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Nursing and Allied Health

Investigate the medical profession of nursing and allied health, which is the class of healthcare professionals who provide support to and complement the work of doctors and dentists.

The list of occupations included in the category of allied health is very broad and not firmly established; while some definitions of allied health include any healthcare profession that is not a nurse, doctor, or dentist, other definitions exclude medical professionals who work independently rather than as part of a larger healthcare team. Some examples of healthcare professionals typically considered part of the category of allied health include chiropractors, dental hygienists, dietitians, medical technologists, occupational therapists, imaging specialists, speech-language pathologists, and paramedics.

Most nurses and allied health professionals work as part of a team to provide care to patients. The word “allied” refers to the alliances of a team environment to emphasize the collaborative nature of this work. Nurses and allied health professionals are involved in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases as well as the promotion of disease prevention and wellness. They are also involved in administration and management within healthcare systems in hospitals and doctors’ offices.

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Nursing and Allied Health Resources

Gale offers a product portfolio of digital products, including databases and eBooks, to support the study of nursing and allied health. These products contain full-text allied health literature from journals and other publications.


Gale databases offer researchers, students, and faculty credible, up-to-date content from scholarly nursing journals, magazines, and newspapers. Gale databases support the study of nursing by including full-text and abstract nursing articles from a variety of nursing periodicals. Gale allied health databases include allied health literature from nursing journals and other publications.

Gale eBooks

Gale offers a variety of allied health and nursing eBooks. Users can add Gale eBooks to a customized collection and cross-search to pinpoint relevant content. Workflow tools help users easily share, save, and download content.

  • Critical Pedagogy in Nursing: Transformational Approaches to Nurse Education in a Globalized World, 1st Edition

    Critical Pedagogy in Nursing: Transformational Approaches to Nurse Education in a Globalized World, 1st Edition

    Palgrave MacMillan  | 2018 | ISBN-13: 9781137568915

    This book explores the academic processes of nursing education in times of uncertainty around healthcare policy and healthcare provision. Grounded in research examining current theory, policy, and culture around nursing pedagogy, the author addresses the core issues facing nurses today and argues that the current curriculum no longer reflects or serves contemporary nursing practice. In a time of scandals, cuts in funding, and shortfalls in the profession, this book provides an answer to the growing call for a dynamic restructuring of nurse education. Offering a critical analysis of innovative pedagogies for nursing, it proposes the notion of the cocreated curriculum as a way forward for nurse education in the post-Francis era. This will be an invaluable read to academics, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of nursing, medicine, education, education policy, and medical sociology.

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  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd Edition

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd Edition

    Gale  | 2020 | ISBN-13: 9780028666709

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health is an authoritative source on public health issues. Topics focus on health crises affecting the public at large, ranging from epidemic (local) and pandemic (widespread) diseases (H1N1, malaria, food-borne illnesses, West Nile virus, etc.); chronic conditions such as famine, malnutrition, cancer, and diabetes; and social issues such as sexual abuse, obesity, bullying, and new substance abuse issues plus much more. Entries describe the origin and spread of the issue, public and government reaction and response, and treatments and preventive measures. Entries also include resources for further information, full-color illustrations and photographs, statistical tables, and Key Terms sidebars; the book also provides contact information for organizations and government programs, a glossary, cross-references, and an index.

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  • Graduate Programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Health-Related Medical Professions 2018, 52nd Edition

    Graduate Programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Health-Related Medical Professions 2018, 52nd Edition

    Peterson’s   | 2017 | ISBN-13: 9780768942194

    This title contains profiles of more than 6,600 graduate programs at nearly 1,200 institutions in the biological/biomedical sciences and health-related medical professions. Informative data profiles are included for these graduate programs in every available discipline in the biological and biomedical sciences and health-related medical professions, including facts and figures on accreditation, degree requirements, application deadlines and contact information, financial support, faculty, and student body profiles. Two-page, in-depth descriptions written by featured institutions offer complete details on specific graduate program, school, or department as well as information on faculty research and the college or university. Comprehensive directories list programs in this volume as well as others in the graduate series.

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  • Master the Nursing School & Allied Health Entrance Exams, 20th Edition

    Master the Nursing School & Allied Health Entrance Exams, 20th Edition

    Peterson’s | 2019 | ISBN-13: 9780768943566

    This volume is a comprehensive source that offers the essential test prep needed for the RN, PN, and allied health entrance exams. This easy-to-use guide provides in-depth review of the basic facts, principles, and concepts of all nursing entrance exam subject areas covered on the NLN PAX-RN and PAX-PN; PSB-RN, PSB-PN, and PSB-HO; and NET and TEAS. Practice tests in each subject area (math, verbal ability, reading comprehension, health, and science), including more than 1,700 questions with detailed-answer explanations and a diagnostic test to help assess strengths and weaknesses, will help test-takers become familiar with exam questions and improve their test-taking skills. Also includes valuable advice on selecting a nursing career and helpful health and science glossaries offering definitions of key terms.

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  • The Praeger Handbook of Chiropractic Health Care: Evidence-Based Practices, 1st Edition

    The Praeger Handbook of Chiropractic Health Care: Evidence-Based Practices, 1st Edition

    Praeger  | 2017 | ISBN-13: 9781440837470

    What does scientific research show about the effectiveness of chiropractic care? How are chiropractors trained and what do they do? When should one turn to chiropractic care, and how does one select a practitioner? This book answers all of these questions and more with evidence-based chapters.

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