As a healthcare professional, you will be working closely with other health care professionals. The best way to create a positive patient experience is to be able to understand the role that each healthcare professional plays in the care of a patient. For this assignment, select two of the following allied health professions (physician, dentist, pharmacist, nurses, advance practice nurse, or health services administrator) and take a deeper look into their specific functions and contributions to health care.
In a paper of 750-1,000 words please discuss the following:
- What is their function/medical training?
- In what type of setting can each profession be found traditionally? Is this changing today?
- Discuss how the expanding roles of allied health in health care delivery have affected each profession.
- How has the health care workforce shortage affected each profession?
Provide a minimum of two references.