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Belief and disbelief

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1993 commentary on the medical profession. Despite the availability of scientific information and the dependence of medical practice on it, the medical practitioner is still ... More


Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Ellen Kuhlmann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book is a crucial contribution to debates about the rapid modernisation of health care systems and the dynamics of changing modes of governance and citizenship. Structured around the role of the ... More


Rethinking professional governance: International directions in healthcare

Ellen Kuhlmann and Mike Saks (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349569
eISBN:
9781447303251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book opens up new perspectives in the health policy debate, examining the emerging international trends in the governance of health professions and the significance of national contexts for the ... More


Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives

John Martyn Chamberlain, Mike Dent, and Mike Saks (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447332268
eISBN:
9781447332282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332268.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

There are significant variations in how healthcare systems and health professionals are regulated globally. One feature that they increasingly have in common is an emphasis on the value of including ... More


Accountability, safety, and professionalism

Edwin Borman

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0048
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses accountability in medical practice. Accountability confirms that doctors provide safe care for patients. Openness regarding quality of care contributes to the trust in, and ... More


The Healthcare Professional Workforce: Understanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry

Timothy J. Hoff, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, and Gary J. Young

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190215651
eISBN:
9780190215682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215651.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book examines major transformations in the U.S. health professions workforce, and how various professionals are being affected by a myriad of industry and societal trends as well as new policies ... More


Professional issues

Kenneth C. Calman

in The Potential for Health

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629449
eISBN:
9780191723674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629449.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the role of professionals in improving health and health care. There is a discussion on the definition of a profession, the purpose of medicine, and the role of the doctor. The ... More


The Government and the Private Market in Health Care

Robert I. Field

in Mother of Invention: How the Government Created "Free-Market" Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746750
eISBN:
9780199354528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746750.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The American health care system, which appears on its surface as a predominantly private endeavour, actually rests on a foundation of government support. Itreflects a huge public-private partnership ... More


Professionalism meets entrepreneurialism and managerialism1

Rosalie A. Boyce

in Rethinking professional governance: International directions in healthcare

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349569
eISBN:
9781447303251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter concludes the first part of the book by examining the implications of the new public management (NPM) reforms related to entrepreneurialism and managerialism for professional culture and ... More


Collaborative care and professional boundaries: maternity care in Canada1

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault and Elizabeth Darling

in Rethinking professional governance: International directions in healthcare

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349569
eISBN:
9781447303251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter analyses the collaborative work and professional boundaries in maternity care, focusing on Canada and exploring the significance of institutional contexts that shape the opportunities ... More


Hybrid regulation: the rise of networks and managerialism

Ellen Kuhlmann

in Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter outlines how the medical profession takes up the regulatory incentives of managerialism and networking and how this relates to changes in the corporatist arrangements and the ... More


Professions and trust: new technologies of building trust in medical services

Ellen Kuhlmann

in Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter argues that information represents a new technology of building trust on justifiable criteria, which serves as a bridge between different actors in health care, and between experts and ... More


The double-bed

Ian Greener

in Healthcare in the UK: Understanding continuity and change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346094
eISBN:
9781447302490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346094.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the double-bed relationship between the state and the medical profession in Great Britain, one of the key organisational features of the NHS. It explains that under this ... More


Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Nancy Tomes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In a work that spans the twentieth century, this book questions the popular—and largely unexamined—idea that in order to get good health care, people must learn to shop for it. Tracing the robust ... More


Who are Nurses and Where have they Gone?

Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers

in Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199337064
eISBN:
9780190221423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337064.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Nursing is a distinct scientific field and an autonomous profession. Nurses follow a unique, holistic practice model that emphasizes preventive care and overall well-being. Virtually all US nurses ... More


Introduction: professional health regulation in the public interest

John Martyn Chamberlain

in Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447332268
eISBN:
9781447332282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332268.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides a commentary on, and introduces, the collection of papers in this volume. It begins by outlining how professional forms of health care expertise have become increasingly subject ... More


Patterns of medical oversight and regulation in Canada

Humayun Ahmed, Adalsteinn Brown, and Mike Saks

in Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447332268
eISBN:
9781447332282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332268.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Physicians in Canada are entrusted with one of the highest degrees of self-regulatory privilege of medical professionals, associated in neo-Weberian terms with exclusionary social closure in a ... More


Saving the Doctor-Patient Relationship and Raising Expectations

Timothy J. Hoff

in Next in Line: Lowered Care Expectations in the Age of Retail- and Value-Based Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190626341
eISBN:
9780190626372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626341.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

We are moving quickly toward a corporately controlled, transactionally focused health care delivery system, one that sees patients as “consumers.” Retail thinking continues to take hold in the ... More


Yes, Doctor! No, Doctor!

Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers

in Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199337064
eISBN:
9780190221423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337064.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Much of the media presents nurses as the faceless crew of a healthcare ship captained by charismatic physicians. But nursing is an autonomous profession. Nurses train and manage themselves. They have ... More


How We Can All Improve Understanding of Nursing

Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers

in Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199337064
eISBN:
9780190221423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337064.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Everyone-not just nurses-can take steps to improve understanding of nursing. These range from undertaking major public initiatives to reconsidering everyday speech. We should look closely at the role ... More


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