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Rethinking professional governanceInternational directions in healthcare$
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Ellen Kuhlmann and Mike Saks

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349569

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349569.001.0001

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Protecting patients: international trends in medical governance

Protecting patients: international trends in medical governance

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Rethinking professional governance

Judith Allsop

Kathryn Jones

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on the comparative international arrangements for professional governance in medicine to protect patients, highlighting a general trend towards partnership governance. It considers theories of self-regulation and background factors that have led to a challenge to professional governance prior to examining the similarities and differences in reform strategies. The conclusion comments on the implications of change for medical and, by extension, health professionals.

Keywords:   professional governance, medicine, partnership governance, self-regulation, health professionals

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