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Three Down...
by Dean Metz
The Physiotherapy UK 2012 conference was in Liverpool this weekend. As I'm now in New York, I couldn't make it to defend the poster of my research, but I left that task in the capable hands of my second author. Unfortunately, she had some serious family Read More...
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How Do You Say, "Thank you?"
by Dean Metz
For the past three years, I've had the wonderful experience of working and living in a world previously unknown to me. I arrived with lots of clinical experience and ideas from home to a place at once familiar and foreign. The language was both comfortable Read More...
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The Learning Portfolio
by Dean Metz
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a requirement to remain registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and able to practice here in the United Kingdom. It is similar to continuing education (CE) but has some vast differences. Most notably, Read More...
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Primary Focus
by Dean Metz
I have been following along with the reports from Danielle Bullen, Rebecca Mayer and Lisa Lombardo on the goings-on in Tampa last week . I find the outcomes interesting and validating. One of my contentions with Vision 2020 is that it seemed too isolating. Read More...
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Acceptance!
by Dean Metz
I posted a while back about a study I did that I submitted to the British Geriatric Society, which was turned down . I rewrote bits of it and submitted it for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Conference. I got the acceptance letter today! I'm feeling Read More...
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What is Our Service Worth?
by Dean Metz
Physios in the UK are being asked something that is very new to them, "What is your service worth?" Having worked in managed-care environments in the United States, both as a provider and for a third-party payer, this is not a new concept for me. I'm Read More...
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Sometimes I Can Be Thick
by Dean Metz
So I'm happily doing research on falls programs in the UK for both my work and a project for my "Program Planning and Evaluation" course for my MPH. I find some really good PowerPoint presentations with well-thought-out epidemiology figures, etiology Read More...
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Support for Research
by Dean Metz
I've learned a whole lot about research and undertaking studies in the pursuit of my master's in public health degree. That is a very good thing because audits and research are an integral part of working in the NHS, no matter what level one is working Read More...
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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Outcomes
by Dean Metz
As part of my involvement with a committee that focuses on clinical practice for our NHS trust, we have been working on finding an outcome measurement tool. We want to be able to provide evidence to the commissioners that our work is effective and cost-efficient Read More...
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Politics on Either Side of the Pond
by Dean Metz
I mentioned two weeks ago that Parliament was meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the NHS in light of outrage voiced by every professional body. There is now a "listening exercise" going on so that MPs (Ministers of Parliament, similar to American Read More...
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Instructing Other Allied Health Professionals
by Dean Metz
Last week I finished my biostatistics and legal/ethical issues courses so now I have a free week before the summer semester begins. That means I have a lot of time to put together an in-service presentation based on the course on vestibular rehabilitation Read More...
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Could I Go Back Again?
by Dean Metz
Last week I described how one of my coworkers asked if I thought I could go back to working in the States again. I thought the answer would be a quick and easy, "Sure!" It wasn't. I haven't had to fight with an insurance company in over a year. I've enjoyed Read More...
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Continuing Education Dilemma Solved
by Dean Metz
I wrote a while back about how I needed to take a course back in the States to satisfy the requirements for both my New York and Florida licenses. I wanted something that was recognized in both states, would interest me and be pertinent to my work. What 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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