Date: 7 November 2013, 1.00pm.
Location: Worsley SR 9.27
The status and responsibilities of health professionals are contested in today’s era of health care management. Can professionalism be rescued from redundancy, or is it now a spent force in effecting change and upholding quality? In this seminar Graham Martin discusses findings from a study of a healthcare improvement initiatives that explicitly sought to reinvigorate professionalism in the pursuit of quality, examining the extent to which this was realized in practice. Drawing lessons from three comparative cases, he reflects on the place, potential, and limitations of professionalism as a force in the contemporary governance of healthcare.