Challenges to Professional Autonomy in the United-Kingdom -the Perceptions of General-Prectitioners

Calnan, M.W. and Williams, S. (1995) Challenges to Professional Autonomy in the United-Kingdom -the Perceptions of General-Prectitioners. International Journal of Health Services, 25 (2). pp. 219-241. ISSN 0020-7314. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Theoretical analysis has suggested that so-called threats to professional autonomy in the United States might also be manifesting themselves in the United Kingdom through the introduction of market principles and the new ''managerialism'' into the National Health Service by the government and through the emergence of complementary medicine and the role of the ''articulate'' consumer. The authors explore these issues by focusing on how a sample of the ''rank and file'' of general practitioners perceive these potential challenges from ''above and below.'' The evidence suggests that the social, economic, and clinical freedoms of general practitioners remain intact although these external influences appear to have changed the style of clinical practice, which is a source of concern and dissatisfaction to some general practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2009 18:47
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2012 14:39
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19735 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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