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in athletics: see amateuramateur,
in sports, one who engages in athletic competition without material recompense. Upper-class Englishmen in the 19th cent. used the concept to help define their social status, first applying the term to sportsmen who did not need to work with their hands as livelihood,
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He said that eleven hundred beds hospital is providing best treatment facilities to the children of not only four provinces of Pakistan but the patients also coming from Afghanistan for treatment and the doctors, nurses and allied health professionals catering a lot of patient load and their services are commendable.Professor Masood Sadiq further said that according to the directions of the CM Shahbaz Sharif, all the treatment facilities are being provided free of cost to the patients.
There are 12 Allied Health Professional groups across England, with over 145,000 AHPs registered with the regulator the Health and Care Professions Council.
Towards this end, the KFOC offers a number of research grants, fellowships, and scholarships to Biomedical and Allied Health Professionals.
Nursing and allied health professional education programs, at both the technical college levels and university levels, in South Carolina lack the funds to hire the faculty to educate the people wanting to become nurses.
He demanded that contract employees should be made permanent, and grant of risk allowance and Allied Health Professional allowance for the employees.
Assembly Bill 387 would expand the definition of "employer" for purposes of California labor law to include any person who directly or indirectly employs or exercises control over the wages, hours, or working conditions of a person engaged in a period of supervised work experience to satisfy requirements for licensure, registration, or certification as an allied health professional. Under that definition, any healthcare provider or facility that offers a clinical practicum site to an intern as part of an allied health education program would be required to pay the intern at least the minimum wage, or else be subject to criminal penalties.
[11-15] Service-learning exemplifies the way by which professional competencies for allied health professional students, including dietetics students, can be met.
For those considering returning to the NHS as a healthcare professional (nurse, midwife, health visitor, allied health professional or healthcare scientist), refresher courses and financial assistance are available.
Operation Theatre Technology: A surgical technologist also called "operating room technologist" is an allied health professional working as a part of the team delivering surgical care and manages operating rooms.
At the state level, honors include Allied Health Professional of the Year, Technologist of the Year, and Special Recognition.
The Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Minister for Health Nicola Roxon last month announced funding for the clinical training of up to 12,000 more medical, nursing and allied health professional students.
In the pre-DRG era, the expense of maintaining a paid housestaff was offset by immediate patient access to a physician or allied health professional. The arrangement allowed hospitals to attract and retain attending physicians and their patients.

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