Professional or Occupational Group

MeSH ID: T097

Related Concepts:

  • Administrative Personnel [M0000450]
    Individuals responsible for the development of policy and supervision of the execution of plans and functional operations.
  • Administrators [M0000451]
  • African Witch Doctor [M0025172]
  • Agricultural Workers [M0000586]
  • Air Force Personnel [M0013875]
  • Allied Health Personnel [M0000733]
    Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
  • Anesthesia Assistants [M0016805]
  • Animal Care and Use Committees [M0409610]
  • Animal Care Committees [M0001230]
    Institutional committees established to protect the welfare of animals used in research and education. The 1971 NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals introduced the policy that institutions using warm-blooded animals in projects supported by NIH grants either be accredited by a recognized professional laboratory animal accrediting body or establish its own committee to evaluate animal care; the Public Health Service adopted a policy in 1979 requiring such committees; and the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act mandate review and approval of federally funded research with animals by a formally designated Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Animal Ethics Committees [M0409632]
  • Animal Technicians [M0026825]
    Assistants to a veterinarian, biological or biomedical researcher, or other scientist who are engaged in the care and management of animals, and who are trained in basic principles of animal life processes and routine laboratory and animal health care procedures. (Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
  • Army Personnel [M0013876]
  • Astronauts [M0027718]
    Members of spacecraft crew including those who travel in space, and those in training for space flight. (From Webster, 10th ed; Jane's Aerospace Dictionary, 3d ed)
  • Attending Physicians, Hospital [M0013236]
  • Barber Surgeons [M0028403]
    In the late Middle Ages barbers who also let blood, sold unguents, pulled teeth, applied cups, and gave enemas. They generally had the right to practice surgery. They began to acquire importance about 1100, when the monks, who required the barber's services for the tonsure, also had recourse to them for blood-letting, a practice required by ecclesiastic law. By the 18th century barbers continued to practice minor surgery and dentistry and many famous surgeons acquired their skill in the shops of barbers. (From Castiglioni, A History of Medicine, 2d ed, pp402, 568, 658)
  • Barefoot Doctors [M0004885]
  • Bioethicists [M0390143]
  • Caregivers [M0025871]
    Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients, etc.
  • Charge Nurses [M0015115]
  • Chief Executive Officers, Hospital [M0025243]
    Individuals who have the formal authority to manage a hospital, including its programs and services, in accordance with the goals and objectives established by a governing body (GOVERNING BOARD).
  • Clergy [M0004558]
  • Clinical Ethicists [M0390144]
  • Clinical Investigators [M0018855]
  • Clinical Ombudsman [M0450087]
  • Clinical Pharmacists [M0453178]
    Pharmacists with clinical training to provide patient-centered evidence-based PHARMACEUTICAL CARE. Clinical pharmacists are skilled in patient data collection, interpretation, and application of these data to assist with the design, implementation, monitoring, and modification of the patient's drug treatment.
  • Clinical Trials Data Monitoring Committees [M0378570]
    Committees established to review interim data and efficacy outcomes in CLINICAL TRIALS. The findings of these committees are used in deciding whether a trial should be continued as designed, changed, or terminated. Government regulations regarding federally-funded research involving human subjects (the "Common Rule") require (45 CFR 46.111) that research ethics committees reviewing large-scale clinical trials monitor the data collected using a mechanism such as a data monitoring committee. FDA regulations (21 CFR 50.24) require that such committees be established to monitor studies conducted in emergency settings.
  • Coast Guard [M0368810]
  • Committee Members [M0401427]
  • Communications Personnel [M0004871]
  • Community Health Aides [M0004886]
    Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.
  • Community Workers [M0004887]
  • Computer Hackers [M0025179]
  • Consensus Workshops [M0005032]
  • Consultants [M0005052]
    Individuals referred to for expert or professional advice or services.
  • Coroners [M0005200]
  • Coroners and Medical Examiners [M0005201]
    Physicians appointed to investigate all cases of sudden or violent death.
  • Counselors [M0005261]
  • Demographers [M0005808]
  • Dental Assistants [M0005846]
    Individuals who assist the dentist or the dental hygienist.
  • Dental Auxiliaries [M0005847]
    Personnel whose work is prescribed and supervised by the dentist.
  • Dental Hygienists [M0005888]
    Persons trained in an accredited school or dental college and licensed by the state in which they reside to provide dental prophylaxis under the direction of a licensed dentist.
  • Dental Receptionist [M0005848]
  • Dental Staff [M0005943]
    Personnel who provide dental service to patients in an organized facility, institution or agency.
  • Dental Staff, Hospital [M0005944]
    Dental personnel practicing in hospitals.
  • Dental Technicians [M0005946]
    Individuals responsible for fabrication of dental appliances.
  • Dentists [M0005963]
    Individuals licensed to practice dentistry.
  • Dentists, Women [M0005964]
    Female dentists.
  • Denturists [M0005986]
    Dental technicians who provide dentures for patients without benefit of a dentist's professional services. Their duties include taking impressions and bite registrations for preparing and repairing dentures and fitting dentures. They are rarely found in the United States, where their practice is illegal in many states, but are becoming increasingly common in Canada.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians [M0007274]
    Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.
  • Ethicists [M0007846]
    Persons trained in philosophical or theological ethics who work in clinical, research, public policy, or other settings where they bring their expertise to bear on the analysis of ethical dilemmas in policies or cases. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
  • Ethics Committees [M0025891]
    Committees established by professional societies, health facilities, or other institutions to consider decisions that have bioethical implications. The role of these committees may include consultation, education, mediation, and/or review of policies and practices. Committees that consider the ethical dimensions of patient care are ETHICS COMMITTEES, CLINICAL; committees established to protect the welfare of research subjects are ETHICS COMMITTEES, RESEARCH.
  • Ethics Committees, Clinical [M0025892]
    Hospital or other institutional ethics committees established to consider the ethical dimensions of patient care. Distinguish from ETHICS COMMITTEES, RESEARCH, which are established to monitor the welfare of patients or healthy volunteers participating in research studies.
  • Ethics Committees, Research [M0017661]
    Hospital or other institutional committees established to protect the welfare of research subjects. Federal regulations (the "Common Rule" (45 CFR 46)) mandate the use of these committees to monitor federally-funded biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects.
  • Examiner, Medical [M0005202]
  • Expert Witness [M0008050]
  • Faculty [M0008163]
    The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.
  • Faculty, Dental [M0008166]
    The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.
  • Faculty, Medical [M0008167]
    The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.
  • Faculty, Nursing [M0008168]
    The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a nursing school.
  • Faculty, Pharmacy [M0008164]
  • Family Planning Instructors [M0019738]
  • Family Planning Personnel [M0004888]
  • Feldshers [M0016806]
  • Fieldworkers [M0009858]
  • Foreign Medical Graduates [M0008744]
    Physicians who hold degrees from medical schools in countries other than the ones in which they practice.
  • Foreign Professional Personnel [M0008745]
    Persons who have acquired academic or specialized training in countries other than that in which they are working. The concept excludes physicians for which FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES is the likely heading.
  • Gatekeepers, Health Service [M0018679]
  • General Practitioners [M0016801]
  • Government Officials [M0009563]
  • Health Educators [M0421511]
    Professionals who plan, organize and direct health education programs for the individual, groups and the community.
  • Health Facility Administrators [M0009836]
    Managerial personnel responsible for implementing policy and directing the activities of health care facilities such as nursing homes.
  • Health Personnel [M0009859]
    Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
  • Health Planning Councils [M0009873]
    Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.
  • Health Visitors [M0004894]
  • Home Health Aides [M0027844]
    Persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care and housekeeping tasks. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms. 2d ed, p202)
  • Hospital Administrators [M0010557]
    Managerial personnel responsible for implementing policy and directing the activities of hospitals.
  • Hospital Volunteers [M0010584]
    Individuals who donate their services to the hospital.
  • Hospitalists [M0030105]
    Physicians who are employed to work exclusively in hospital settings, primarily for managed care organizations. They are the attending or primary responsible physician for the patient during hospitalization.
  • House Staff [M0011532]
  • Infection Control Practitioners [M0025014]
    Physicians or other qualified individuals responsible for implementing and overseeing the policies and procedures followed by a health care facility to reduce the risk of infection to patients and staff.
  • Information Specialists [M0011317]
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees [M0409630]
  • Institutional Ethics Committees [M0025893]
  • Institutional Management Teams [M0011409]
    Administrator-selected management groups who are responsible for making decisions pertaining to the provision of integrated direction for various institutional functions.
  • Interviewers [M0011564]
  • Laboratory Animal Technologists [M0026824]
  • Laboratory Assistants [M0025918]
  • Laboratory Personnel [M0025917]
    Those health care professionals, technicians, and assistants staffing a research or health care facility where specimens are grown, tested, or evaluated and the results of such measures are recorded.
  • Laboratory Scientists [M0025919]
  • Laboratory Technicians [M0025920]
  • Law Enforcement Officers [M0025186]
  • Lawyers [M0011883]
    Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
  • Librarians [M0024808]
    Specialists in the management of a library or the services rendered by a library, bringing professional skills to administration, organization of material and personnel, interpretation of bibliothecal rules, the development and maintenance of the library's collection, and the provision of information services.
  • Marines [M0013878]
  • Medex [M0016807]
  • Medical Receptionists [M0013222]
    Individuals who receive patients in a medical office.
  • Medical Record Administrators [M0013223]
    Individuals professionally qualified in the management of patients' records. Duties may include planning, designing, and managing systems for patient administrative and clinical data, as well as patient medical records. The concept includes medical record technicians.
  • Medical Record Technicians [M0013224]
  • Medical Secretaries [M0013232]
    Individuals responsible for various duties pertaining to the medical office routine.
  • Medical Staff [M0013233]
    Professional medical personnel who provide care to patients in an organized facility, institution or agency.
  • Medical Staff, Hospital [M0013237]
    Professional medical personnel approved to provide care to patients in a hospital.
  • Medicare Payment Advisory Commission [M0030056]
    The Commission was created by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 under Title XVIII. It is specifically charged to review the effect of Medicare+Choice under Medicare Part C and to review payment policies under Parts A and B. It is also generally charged to evaluate the effect of prospective payment policies and their impact on health care delivery in the US. The former Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (ProPAC) and the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC) were merged to form MEDPAC.
  • Midwives [M0013862]
  • Military Personnel [M0013874]
    Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.
  • Missionaries [M0013927]
  • Missions and Missionaries [M0013926]
    To be used for articles pertaining to medical activities carried out by personnel in institutions which are administered by a religious organization.
  • National Council on Health Planning and Development [M0009874]
  • Navy Personnel [M0013877]
  • Nurse Administrators [M0015084]
    Nurses professionally qualified in administration.
  • Nurse Anesthetists [M0015085]
    Professional nurses who have completed postgraduate training in the administration of anesthetics and who function under the responsibility of the operating surgeon.
  • Nurse Clinicians [M0015086]
    Registered nurses who hold Master's degrees in nursing with an emphasis in clinical nursing and who function independently in coordinating plans for patient care.
  • Nurse Midwives [M0015087]
    Professional nurses who have received postgraduate training in midwifery.
  • Nurse Practitioners [M0015088]
    Nurses who are specially trained to assume an expanded role in providing medical care under the supervision of a physician.
  • Nurses [M0015092]
    Professionals qualified by education at an accredited school of nursing and licensed by state law to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health.
  • Nurses' Aides [M0015094]
    Allied health personnel who assist the professional nurse in routine duties.
  • Nurses, Head [M0015113]
  • Nurses, Male [M0015093]
    Nurses of the male sex.
  • Nursing Staff [M0015108]
    Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in an organized facility, institution, or agency.
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital [M0015109]
    Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.
  • Occupational Groups [M0014448]
    Members of the various professions (e.g., PHYSICIANS) or occupations (e.g., POLICE).
  • Operating Room Technicians [M0015314]
    Specially trained personnel to assist in routine technical procedures in the operating room.
  • Ophthalmic Assistants [M0015325]
    Persons academically trained to care for patients with eye diseases or structural defects of the eye, under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.
  • Paramedics [M0000734]
  • Patient Ombudsmen [M0016034]
  • Patient Representatives [M0016035]
  • Pediatric Assistants [M0016082]
    Persons academically trained to provide medical care, under the supervision of a physician, to infants and children.
  • Personnel, Educational [M0021083]
  • Personnel, Hospital [M0016412]
    The individuals employed by the hospital.
  • Pharmacists [M0016462]
    Those persons legally qualified by education and training to engage in the practice of pharmacy.
  • Pharmacists' Aides [M0016463]
    Persons who perform certain functions under the supervision of the pharmacist.
  • Physician Assistants [M0016808]
    Persons academically trained, licensed, or credentialed to provide medical care under the supervision of a physician. The concept does not include nurses, but does include orthopedic assistants, surgeon's assistants, and assistants to other specialists.
  • Physician Executives [M0013208]
    Physicians who serve in a medical and administrative capacity as head of an organized medical staff and who also may serve as liaison for the medical staff with the administration and governing board.
  • Physicians [M0016800]
    Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
  • Physicians, Family [M0016802]
    Those physicians who have completed the education requirements specified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Physicians, Junior [M0013239]
  • Physicians, Women [M0016804]
    Women licensed to practice medicine.
  • Police [M0025185]
    Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order among the citizenry.
  • Police Force [M0025187]
  • Police Officers [M0025188]
  • Policy Makers [M0000452]
  • Population Program Specialists [M0000735]
  • Primary Care Physicians [M0016803]
  • Professional Staff Committees [M0017662]
    Committees of professional personnel who have responsibility for determining policies, procedures, and controls related to professional matters in health facilities.
  • Prospective Payment Assessment Commission [M0017792]
    The commission charged with evaluating issues and factors which affect the implementation of the PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM.
  • Psychiatric Aides [M0017976]
    Persons who assist in the routine care of psychiatric persons, usually under the supervision of the nursing department.
  • Psychiatric Hospital Orderlies [M0017977]
  • Psychiatric Ward Attendants [M0017978]
  • Psychiatrists [M0017986]
  • Psychologists [M0018010]
  • Public Defenders [M0423251]
  • Public Health Nurses [M0018092]
  • Regional Ethics Committees [M0025894]
  • Registrars, Hospital [M0013238]
  • Research Personnel [M0018856]
    Those individuals engaged in research.
  • Sailors [M0013879]
  • School Teachers [M0008165]
  • Social Workers [M0020064]
  • Soldiers [M0013880]
  • Specialists [M0020215]
  • Specialty Boards [M0020220]
    Organizations which certify physicians and dentists as specialists in various fields of medical and dental practice.
  • Statewide Health Coordinating Councils [M0009875]
  • Students [M0020634]
    Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.
  • Students, Dental [M0020635]
    Individuals enrolled a school of dentistry or a formal educational program in leading to a degree in dentistry.
  • Students, Health Occupations [M0020636]
    Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program in the health occupations.
  • Students, Medical [M0020637]
    Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.
  • Students, Nursing [M0020638]
    Individuals enrolled in a school of nursing or a formal educational program leading to a degree in nursing.
  • Students, Pharmacy [M0020639]
    Individuals enrolled in a school of pharmacy or a formal educational program leading to a degree in pharmacy.
  • Students, Premedical [M0020640]
    Individuals enrolled in a preparatory course for medical school.
  • Students, Public Health [M0421531]
    Individuals enrolled in a school of PUBLIC HEALTH or a formal educational program in public health.
  • Submariners [M0013881]
  • Survey Personnel [M0018857]
  • Traditional Birth Attendant [M0013863]
  • Trustees [M0022054]
    Board members of an institution or organization who are entrusted with the administering of funds and the directing of policy.
  • Untrained Personnel [M0022841]
  • Vendors [M0013044]
  • Veterinarians [M0027927]
    Individuals with a degree in veterinary medicine that provides them with training and qualifications to treat diseases and injuries of animals.
  • Village Health Worker [M0004890]
  • Visiting Nurses [M0004895]
  • Voluntary Workers [M0022842]
    Persons who donate their services.