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Social Accountability of the Physician Assistant: A Fit-for-Purpose Health Workforce

Kerlen, Ando MPA, BPt; Forde, Allan MPAS; Preston, Robyn PhD, MHSc

The Journal of Physician Assistant Education: March 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 43–46
doi: 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000053
Features: Global Perspectives
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Ando Kerlen, MPA, Bpt, is course coordinator for the physician assistant program at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

Allan Forde, MPAS, is clinical coordinator for the physician assistant program at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

Robyn Preston, PhD, MHSc, is a lecturer at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

Correspondence should be addressed to: Ando Kerlen, MPA, Bpt, James Cook University, 1S James Cook Drive, Douglas, Queensland 4811, Australia; Email: ando.kerlen@jcu.edu.au

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

*The term “decolonization” assumes that the effects of colonization are no longer played out; however, this may not be true, as argued by indigenous academics Muller [L. Muller, personal communication, September 3, 2012] and Baker.22 As Australia and other nations are still colonized, decolonization is the preferred term.

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