The changing roles of doctors

Cavenagh, Penny and Leinster, Sam, J and Miles, Susan, eds. (2013) The changing roles of doctors. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, London, UK. ISBN 9781846199912

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This new book describes the evolution of the medical profession and how the role of the doctor and expectations of that role have changed over time. It critically examines developments in the light of both external influences such as the ageing population, patient attitudes, government regulation, and internal changes such as the increasing knowledge base, advances in technology and changes in recruitment. Challenges in management, working environment, education and training are considered and practical recommendations for both practicing and student doctors are offered. The holistic approach is supported with contributions from both primary and secondary care practitioners together with academics and educationalists. It is highly recommended for doctors and medical students seeking new strategies for understanding and managing change. Sociologists and policy makers, too, will find the wide-ranging perspectives enlightening--

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: doctors, the medical profession, ageing population, patient attitude, government regulation, internal changes
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 12:08
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 12:08

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