Doing business in the NHS: exploring dentists' decisions to practise in the public and private sectors

Calnan, Michael .W. and Silvester, S. and Manley, Graham and Taylor-Gooby, Peter F. (2000) Doing business in the NHS: exploring dentists' decisions to practise in the public and private sectors. Sociology of Health & Illness, 22 (6). pp. 742-764. ISSN 0141-9889. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Through discussion of the findings of a national study of general dental practitioners this paper explores the beliefs, values and practices of dentists, the factors that influence their decisions to practise in the public and/or private sectors, and their experiences of making the transition towards increased private practice. In examining particularly their ideological beliefs, attitudes to business and entrepreneurial behaviour, it considers the appropriateness in sociological thinking of the division between perspectives which have perceived professional behaviour as primarily motivated by economic self-interest and occupational control, and those which have considered professional behaviour to be characterised by altruistic values and a public-spirited concern for patient welfare.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: dentistry; professionalism; privatisation
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2009 17:15
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 07:55
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16196 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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