TITLE

Professionalism in Medicine: The New Authority

AUTHOR(S)
Oliva, Anthony
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Click (1532-0391);Apr2005, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that in the past, the professional authority of medicine was based on acquiring skills necessary to provide health care. In his book, "The Social Transformation of American Medicine," Paul Starr shows how medicine struggled to create and confer professional authority. Starr shows how people validated their professional authority by processes such as standardization of medical education, licensure, and board certification over the last 200 years. The authority was further based on the fact that the lay public had very limited access to information and relied on the professional for appropriate recommendations.
ACCESSION #
17416560

 

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