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The Changing Climate For Reform

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the changing climate for legal reform with regard to active voluntary euthanasia by considering a number of related issues: public opinion which appears to be increasingly in ... More


The Medical Market

Anne Digby

in The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205135
eISBN:
9780191676512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the financial aspects of practising medicine in the 19th century. General practitioners as a class appear to have been reluctant to adopt more efficient financial management in ... More


Conclusion

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter highlights emerging themes from the study, including regional variations; the relationship between the regions and London, the centre and localities; the role of clergy as gatherers 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


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


What can be Done?

Jerome P. Kassirer

in On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300048
eISBN:
9780199850518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300048.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Financial conflicts of interest threaten patient care, taint medical information, and raise costs. They create deception, impair physicians' judgment, and reduce their willingness to be their ... More


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


The Age of Deference—A Historical Anomaly

Margaret Brazier

in Law and Bioethics: Current Legal Issues Volume 11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545520
eISBN:
9780191721113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso:acprof/9780199545520.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers the relevance of studying the history of medical law. The history of medical law has been little explored, at least by legal scholars. It is argued that even a brief excursion ... More


Defense of the Corps: The Medical Mobilization against Foreigners and Naturalized Citizens

Julie Fette

in Exclusions: Practicing Prejudice in French Law and Medicine, 1920-1945

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450211
eISBN:
9780801463990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450211.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the movement to protect the French medical profession against foreigners and naturalized citizens during the interwar period. It first considers the issue of overcrowding in the ... More


L’Ordre des Médecins: Corporatist Debut and Anti-Semitic Climax

Julie Fette

in Exclusions: Practicing Prejudice in French Law and Medicine, 1920-1945

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450211
eISBN:
9780801463990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450211.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the institution of a corporatist structure in the French medical profession under the Vichy regime. Prior to 1940, the medical profession had no central authority to unify the ... More


How did it Happen?

Jerome P. Kassirer

in On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300048
eISBN:
9780199850518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300048.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explores how money came to exert such a remarkable influence over the medical profession. It considers some of the factors that made many of America's doctors pay more attention to their ... More


Medical Interests and Priorities

Drew Halfmann

in Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226313429
eISBN:
9780226313443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313443.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains the differing engagement of the medical associations with abortion politics by focusing on the ways in which they constructed their “interests” and priorities in the context of ... More


The Art of Medicine: Access and Status

Julie Fette

in Exclusions: Practicing Prejudice in French Law and Medicine, 1920-1945

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450211
eISBN:
9780801463990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450211.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the French medical profession sought to protect itself against foreigners and naturalized citizens through distinction. In particular, it considers how physicians tried to ... 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


Welfare Provision: Stop Staring and Grow Your Own

Caroline M. Barron

in London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257775
eISBN:
9780191717758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.003.11
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores the ways in which the city corporately, working together with religious houses and city companies, and much assisted by charitable individuals, provided welfare support for the ... More


Free Gifts, Free Meals, Free Education, Special Deals

Jerome P. Kassirer

in On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300048
eISBN:
9780199850518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300048.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Most physicians work hard, dedicate themselves to their patients, and preserve their professional rectitude. Tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands never take a free meal and never make a deal that ... More


The Netherlands

Margaret Otlowski

in Voluntary Euthanasia and the Common Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298687
eISBN:
9780191685507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298687.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Apart from the Northern Territory of Australia, where legislation has recently been enacted, the country which has come closest to the legalization of active voluntary euthanasia is the Netherlands. ... 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


Medical Understandings of Pain

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses how medical explanations for pain, based on the body and its neurological organization, both created and went some way towards ... More


‘Entering upon an Honourable and Important Profession’: Irish Medical Student Image and Representation in the Age of Medical Reform, c.1850–1900

Laura Kelly

in Irish Medical Education and Student Culture, c.1850-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940599
eISBN:
9781786945037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940599.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates how Irish medical schools from the mid-nineteenth century attempted to inculcate students with the ideals of the profession and reform the reputation of the rowdy medical ... More


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