TITLE

Introduction: taking stock of medical dominance

AUTHOR(S)
Willis, Evan
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Health Sociology Review;Dec2006, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p421
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
More than 20 years have elapsed since the book that is the subject of this special edition was published. The aim in this scene-setting introductory paper is to undertake a stock-taking of status of doctors, doctoring and professionalism as we head into the 21st century. It considers the various challenges to medical dominance of health systems including neo-liberalism and economic rationalism, a growth in consumerism and associated litigiousness, the change from a cottage industry basis to mass markets as medicine has been industrialised, the rise of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and changing roles of other health care professionals.
ACCESSION #
23687507

 

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