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Regulating the Health Professions

First Edition


February 2003 | 166 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`It has particular appeal for health-care professionals and managers with an interest in corporate and clinical governance' - British Journal of Perioperative Nursing

In recent years the health professions have been subject to unprecedented regulatory changes. Exposure of poor practice provoked widespread criticism of self-regulation and calls for a system in which the interests of health care consumers and employers are more fully recognized. Examining the historical and contemporary context, Regulating the Health Professions provides an in-depth analysis of professional self-regulation and the implications of regulatory change for the future of health care.

Part One sets out general regulatory issues in the healthcare arena with chapters covering the impact of globalization on the professions, the purpose of professional regulation, the legal context of regulation and the significance of professional codes of ethics.

In Part Two, issues specific to the different professions are explored through chapters on medicine, nursing, dentistry, the professions allied to medicine, clinical psychology and alternative medicine.

This extremely topical book will be of interest to students, educators and researchers in a wide range of disciplines including sociology, social policy, politics and health studies, and to healthcare professionals and their managers.

 
Introduction
Judith Allsop and Mike Saks
The Regulation of Health Professions
 
PART ONE: PROFESSIONAL REGULATION IN CONTEXT
Michael Moran
The Health Professions in International Perspective
Rob Baggott
Regulatory Politics, Health Professionals and the Public Interest
David Price
Legal Aspects of the Regulation of the Health Professions
Julie Stone
Evaluating the Ethical and Legal Content of Professional Codes of Ethics
 
PART TWO: PROFESSIONAL CASE STUDIES
Judith Allsop
Regulation and the Medical Profession
Celia Davies
Registering a Difference
Changes in the Regulation of Nursing

 
Nicki Thorogood
Regulating Dentistry
Gerry Larkin
The Regulation of the Professions Allied to Medicine
David Pilgrim
The Emergence of Clinical Psychology as a Profession
Mike Saks
Professionalization, Regulation and Alternative Medicine

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Judith Allsop

In recent years, she has investigated the dynamics of complaints and disputes in health care settings and received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Department of Health and local health authorities. She also carried out a study of the role of patient and carer groups in representing and promoting the interests of people with particular illnesses and conditions. This was funded by the ESRC. More About Author

Mike Saks

 Professor Mike Saks is Research Professor at University Campus Suffolk (UCS), whose partners include the University of Essex and the University of East Anglia which are collaborating in the development of UCS. He studied at the University of Lancaster, University of Kent and the London School of Economics – at the latter of which he obtained a PhD in Sociology – and is a current Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He was formerly Senior Pro Vice Chancellor and Deputy to the Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln from 2002 to 2010, which enjoyed a steep rise in profile in this period. Before that he was Dean of the Faculty of... More About Author

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