Protecting patients: international trends in medical governance

Judith Allsop and Kathryn Jones

in Rethinking professional governance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349569
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303251 | DOI:
Protecting patients: international trends in medical governance

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This chapter focuses on the comparative international arrangements for professional governance in medicine to protect patients, highlighting a general trend towards partnership governance. It considers theories of self-regulation and background factors that have led to a challenge to professional governance prior to examining the similarities and differences in reform strategies. The conclusion comments on the implications of change for medical and, by extension, health professionals.

Keywords: professional governance; medicine; partnership governance; self-regulation; health professionals

Chapter.  5824 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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