Ellen Kuhlmann

in Modernising health care

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9781861348586
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302810 | DOI:

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This chapter summarises modernisation processes and the dynamics of new governance in health care. It relates back to the reinvention of professions, the state and the public. The focus is on three dimensions of change, namely the rise of a new professionalism; the released tensions and dynamics in the triangle of professions, the state and the public; and the potential, as well as the obstacles, of corporatism and professional self-regulation for modernisation. The discussion considers the options and limitations of a new professionalism, one that is more closely related to social inclusion and participation, with respect to changing welfare state arrangements and social policy. The chapter concludes by exploring some demands on the future theorizing of professions, the state and the public and research into health care and health policy.

Keywords: modernisation processes; new governance; health care; new professionalism; corporatism; welfare state; social policy

Chapter.  4813 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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