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13th National Allied Health Conference Consumer Experience Video Presentations

Closing date: Friday, 15 February 2019

The Allied Health Professions’ Office of Queensland is recruiting three (3) consumer representatives to participate individually in 5-minute consumer experience videos that will be played as a key part of the 13th National Allied Health Conference scientific program on 6 + 7 August 2019.

The videos will provide a consumer perspective on the themes of our keynote presentations. Each 5-minute consumer video will be played prior to the relevant keynote speaker presentation at the National Allied Health Conference.

What is Allied Health?

Allied health professionals are health professionals that are not part of the medical, dental or nursing professions. They are university qualified practitioners with specialised expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses. Allied health practitioners often work within a multidisciplinary health team to provide specialised support for different patient needs.

Allied health services include, but are not limited to: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, psychology, social work, speech pathology, pharmacy, orthoptics, and podiatry.

Who is it for?

  • Video 1: an older consumer whose life has been affected by avoidable hospital stays.

Examples: 

  • A consumer who had a fall at home who then went to a falls prevention exercise class or had an occupational therapist attend their place of residence and undertake a home assessment.
  • A consumer who visited the hospital for foot issues who then saw a podiatrist for management of their condition (e.g. foot ulcers)
  • A consumer who was recommended surgery (such as knee replacement surgery) who saw a physiotherapist that recommended an exercise regime or walking aid.
  • A consumer who has had health issues caused by lack of mobility that has resulted in hospital stays, who saw a physiotherapist that recommended an exercise regime or walking aid which has assisted in keeping them active and mobile.
  • Video 2: a mother that required allied health assistance during their pregnancy or a family with a child under 2 years old that has required allied health assistance.

Examples: 

  • A mother who has accessed a dietitian due to gestational diabetes.
  • A mother who accessed psychology or social work services due to personal / professional stresses
  • A child diagnosed with torticollis (twisted or wry neck) who was treated by a physiotherapist
  • A child diagnosed with clubfoot (where the foot is rotated inwards and downwards) who was treated by an physiotherapist.
  • A child with food allergies who was assisted by a nutritionist or dietitian.
  • A child with feeding difficulties or stuttering who was treated by a speech pathologist.

 

  • Video 3: a consumer who has engaged with a number of allied health practitioners.

Examples:

  • A person who has had a stroke and then accessed a speech pathologist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist.
  • A person who has had multiple fractures, head injuries, etc. and then accessed a physiotherapist and occupational therapist.

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