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May 2012 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

by Dean Metz
Way back when one of the first DPT programs started, I had one of their students with me while I made a house call. The older adult had sufficient strength, range of motion and balance to walk one city block. The patient was terrified of walking on a Read More...
Service Planning
by Dean Metz
I'm just over halfway through my final project for my degree in public health. I'm performing a health-needs assessment, specific to falls prevention, for a town in the northeast of England. I used to think I knew a lot about this service. I've been evaluating Read More...
Starting Over
by Dean Metz
Graduation is upon me. I have to finish my final project and take a comprehensive examination on all I have learned in my MPH studies. All that will be done by early July. This means it is time to put a new CV together. I've done a basic CV and sent it Read More...
APTA, Are You Listening?
by Dean Metz
This weekend I had time to spend on a train so I read the latest issue of Frontline , the twice-monthly magazine published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP). In many ways it is similar to ADVANCE . It has articles highlighting outstanding Read More...
"No Decisions about Me without Me"
by Dean Metz
This is the slogan that emerged from the NHS White Paper, " Equity and Excellence, Liberating the NHS ," that came out in 2010. I return to this slogan after a reader posted some thoughts on patient-centered care in response to last week's posting . The Read More...


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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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