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Governing Medicine : Theory and Practice - Andrew Gray

Governing Medicine

Theory and Practice

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780335214358
Number Of Pages: 224

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New Labour's institution of clinical governance and its associated NHS organisations is an unprecedented attempt on the part of government to manage health professionals, especially doctors. This book discusses both the theory and the practice of clinical governance, and considers the theoretical, social and historical background to explore some of the assumptions behind it. Divided into three parts, the book contains sections on Medical Autonomy and Governance, Evidence, Science and Medicine, and Realising Clinical Governance. Written by a team of experienced academics, this book is aimed at reflective health professionals, as well as students and academics in the fields of health policy, health services management, social policy and public policy.

Governing Medicine : an introduction
Medicine, autonomy and governance
'Soft bureaucracy', governmentality and clinical governance : theoretical approaches to emergent policy
Governing doctors in the British regulatory state
Medicine and government : partnership spurned?
Medicine and management : autonomy and authority in the national health service
Practitioner perspectives on objectives and outcomes of clinical governance : some evidence from Wales
Evidence, science and medicine
Evidence-based : what constitutes valid evidence?
Limits of governance : interrogating the tacit dimensions of clinical practice
Telemedicine and clinical governance : controlling technology, containing knowledge
Affect, anecdote and diverse debates : user challenges to scientific rationality
Realizing clinical governance
What counts is what works : postgraduate medical education and clinical governance
Developing the human resource dimension of clinical governance
Restructuring clinical governance to maximize its developmental potential
Governing medicine : governance, science and practice
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ISBN: 9780335214358
ISBN-10: 0335214355
Series: National Health Informatics Collection
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 9.1 x 6.1  x 0.6