Many professions today are in a state of transition, with changes being imposed on them by governments and other agencies. Focusing on this theme of change Health Professions and the State in Europe explains and illuminates the specific relationship between health professions and the state. The editors and contributors, all experts in the field, present an overview of the current situation in eight different countries in Europe, covering such topical issues as the impact on the health professions of market policies, performance and quality measures, and challenges to professional monopolies and expertise. With its international and comparative perspective, the book enhances our understanding of the interplay between health professions and the state in different national contexts.
`a valuable resource for students and those who wish to extend their knowledge of health care professions in Europe, and is a timely extension of both the theoretical and empirical issues of recent and ongoing dynamics of change as it impacts upon them' Medical Sociology News, April 1996
`This is a collection which needs to be read and responded to by anyone with a serious interest in the sociology of the health professions' Robert Dingwall in; Sociology of Health and Illness Vol 17. no 4
'Has a lot to offer a wide variety of people...a very interesting perspective.' - Anthropology and Medicine