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Rethinking professional governance : International directions in healthcare - Ellen Kuhlmann

Rethinking professional governance

International directions in healthcare

By: Ellen Kuhlmann (Editor), Mike Saks (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th April 2008
ISBN: 9781861349569
Number Of Pages: 256

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This original and innovative book opens up new perspectives in health policy debate, examining the emerging international trends in the governance of health professions and the significance of national contexts for the changing health workforce. In bringing together research from a wide range of continental European countries as well as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, the contributors highlight different arenas of governance, as well as the various players involved in the policy process. They expand the public debate on professional governance - hitherto mainly limited to medical self-regulation - to encompass a broad span of health care providers, from nurses and midwives to alternative therapists and health support workers. The book provides new data and geopolitical perspectives in the debate over how to govern health care. It helps to better understand both the enabling conditions for, and the barriers to, making professionals more accountable to the interests of a changing public. This book will be a valuable resource for students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, particularly for health programmes, sociology of professions and comparative health policy, but also for academics, researchers and managers working in health care.

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"With a fresh approach to developments in the international context, Rethinking Professional Governance injects new energy into important debates. It will be of great interest to researchers, policy makers and health professionals." Dr Ellen Annandale, Department of Sociology, University of Leicester, and Editor-in-Chief of Social Science and Medicine

List of tables and figuresp. v
Notes on contributorsp. vi
Introduction: Changing patterns of health professional governancep. 1
New directions in the governance of healthcare
Protecting patients: international trends in medical governancep. 15
Global markets and national pathways of medical re-regulationp. 29
Governing beyond markets and managerialism: professions as mediatorsp. 45
Trust relations and changing professional governance: theoretical challengesp. 61
Professionalism meets entrepreneurialism and managerialismp. 77
Drivers and barriers to integration: health policies and professional development
Collaborative care and professional boundaries: maternity care in Canadap. 95
Interprofessional relationships: nurses and doctors in Sloveniap. 111
Educating generalists: flexibility and identity in auxiliary nursing in Finlandp. 127
Culture matters: integration of folk medicine into healthcare in Russiap. 141
Policy dynamics: marginal groups in the healthcare division of labour in the UKp. 155
Workforce dynamics: gender, migration and mobility
Free riders in a fluid system: gender traps in agency nursing in Norwayp. 173
From health to tourism: being mobile in the wellness sector in HUngaryp. 187
Migration and occupational integration: foreign health professionals in Portugalp. 201
Professionals in transition: physicians' careers, migration and gender in Lithuaniap. 217
Conclusion: Health policy and workforce dynamics: the futurep. 231
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9781861349569
ISBN-10: 1861349564
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 9th April 2008
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.24