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Rethinking professional governance: International directions in healthcare

Ellen Kuhlmann and Mike Saks


This book opens up new perspectives in the 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 chapters 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 encomp ... More

Keywords: health care, governance, professional governance, health policy, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, self-regulation, health professions

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349569
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen Kuhlmann, editor

Mike Saks, editor

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Part One: New directions in the governance of healthcare

Part Two: Drivers and barriers to integration: health policies and professional development

Part Three: Workforce dynamics: gender, migration and mobility

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