ABC News: Health students doing ‘high-level tasks’ without training or supervision, union says

According to the Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association, the Victorian Government in Australia is placing patients at risk due to staff shortages. To address this staffing problem, individuals, who lack the necessary training, are performing “high-level tasks.” As the union explains, “Patients in need of x-rays, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other allied professional services are being routinely left to the care of unqualified students and undertrained interns because there is not enough money in the system to support properly qualified staff and appropriate supervision.”

Although the story is Australia based, might this be happening elsewhere? Click here to read the article.

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