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Health Professions and the State in Europe - Terry Johnson

Health Professions and the State in Europe

By: Terry Johnson (Editor), Gerry Larkin (Editor), Mike Saks (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th November 1994
ISBN: 9780415106306
Number Of Pages: 256

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The health professions are facing major changes in the international arena and are being compelled to re-examine their organizational and skill base. This book explores key issues relating to these challenges and to the relationship between health care and the state in a range of differing national contexts across the shifting socio-political map of Europe. The editors and contributors address central questions involved in understanding both the history and recent patterns of change and the radical dilemmas and new opportunities facing the health professions. "Health Professions and the State in Europe" is applicable to a wide range of national contexts and a number of health professions--from nursing to midwifery to medicine--presenting a complete overview of the current situation in international health care.

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Governmentality and the institutionalization of expertisep. 7
Countervailing powers: a framework for professions in transitionp. 25
State control and the health professions in the United Kingdom: historical perspectivesp. 45
Restructuring health and welfare professions in the United Kingdom: the impact of internal markets on the medical, nursing and social work professionsp. 55
Shifting spheres of opportunity: the professional powers of general practitioners within the British National Health Servicep. 75
Doctors, peer review and quality assurancep. 86
The changing response of the medical profession to alternative medicine in Britain: a case of altruism or self-interest?p. 103
The British General Medical Council: from Empire to Europep. 116
The politics of the Spanish medical profession: democratization and the construction of the national health systemp. 141
The Belgian medical profession since the 1980s: dominance and decline?p. 162
Midwifery in the Netherlands: more than a semi-profession?p. 178
State traditions and medical professionalization in Scandinaviap. 187
The medical profession in the Nordic countries: medical uncertainty and gender-based workp. 200
Post-communist reform and the health professions: medicine and nursing in the Czech Republicp. 213
Author indexp. 228
Subject indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780415106306
ISBN-10: 0415106303
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1