`It has particular appeal for health-care professionals and managers with an interest in corporate and clinical governance' - British Journal of Perioperative Nursing In recent years the health professions have been subject to unprecedented regulatory changes. Exposure of poor practice provoked widespread criticism of self-regulation and calls for a system in which the interests of health care consumers and employers are more fully recognized. Examining the historical and contemporary context, Regulating the Health Professions provides an in-depth analysis of professional self-regulation and the implications of regulatory change for the future of health care. Part One sets out general regulatory issues in the healthcare arena with chapters covering the impact of globalization on the professions, the purpose of professional regulation, the legal context of regulation and the significance of professional codes of ethics. In Part Two, issues specific to the different professions are explored through chapters on medicine, nursing, dentistry, the professions allied to medicine, clinical psychology and alternative medicine. This extremely topical book will be of interest to students, educators and researchers in a wide range of disciplines including sociology, social policy, politics and health studies, and to healthcare professionals and their managers.

The Emergence of Clinical Psychology as a Profession

The Emergence of Clinical Psychology as a Profession
The emergence of clinical psychology as a profession

This chapter provides a brief socio-historical overview of the development of the occupation of clinical psychology and associated regulatory processes in the United Kingdom. A book-length account of the development of clinical psychology up to 1990 can be found in Pilgrim and Treacher (1992). The analysis will focus on the framework of indeterminate knowledge put forward by Jamous and Peloille (1970). Thirty years on, this French sociological analysis still remains applicable to the critical understanding of British clinical psychology. In order to understand the recent state of the profession, its history and character will be outlined. The author was a participant observer in the process of change, a reflexive footnote ...

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