This text provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of professions. It covers social work, probation, nursing, midwifery and health visiting and looks at key topics such as control and legal relationships, the relationship of gender and care, and the 'new managerialism'.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements -- List of Contributors -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Professionals, Professionalization and the Caring Professions /Pamela Abbott and Liz Meerabeau -- Chapter 2 Health Visiting, Social Work, Nursing and Midwifery: a History /Pamela Abbott and Claire Wallace -- Chapter 3 Nursing: will the Idea of Vocation Survive? /Lesley Mackay -- Chapter 4 The Case in Social Work: Psychological Assessment and Social Regulation /David McCallum -- Chapter 5 Project 2000 and the Nature of Nursing Knowledge /Liz Meerabeau -- Chapter 6 Evidence-based Practice: a Dilemma for Health Visiting? /Kate Robinson -- Chapter 7 Professionalization: Dilemmas for Midwifery /Mavis Kirkham -- Chapter 8 The De-professionalization of Probation Officers /Tim May and Jill Annison -- Chapter 9 Social Work and De-professionalization /Richard Hugman -- Chapter 10 Conflict over the Grey Areas: District Nurses and Home Helps Providing Community Care /Pamela Abbott -- Chapter 11 Doctor-Nurse Relationships: Accomplishing the Skill Mix in Health Care /Davina Allen -- Chapter 12 Doing the Right Thing? Managerialism and Social Welfare /John Clarke -- Chapter 13 Reflections /Liz Meerabeau and Pamela Abbott -- Index.
Pamela Abbott is Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Teesside. Liz Meera beau is Head of the School of Health at the University of Greenwich.