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Support Workers and the Health Professions – The Invisible Providers of Health Care - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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Support Workers and the Health Professions: The Invisible Providers of Health Care

Mike Saks


This edited text is the second in the series entitled the Sociology of Health Professions: Future International Directions, published by Policy Press. It consists of eleven chapters covering several different aspects of support work and its relationship to the health professions, illustrated with reference to a wide range of different countries. Its importance is underlined by the relative lack of attention given to date to the diverse span of health support workers, in light of their growing significance in harness with the health professions in providing care to an increasingly ageing popula ... More

Keywords: health professions, invisible workforce, modern societies, neo-Weberianism, support workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447352105
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447352105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Saks, editor
University of Suffolk

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