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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95
The importance and influence of professions in public life has grown increasingly over the twentieth century but the question of whether they subordinate their own self-interests to the public interest has yet to be adequately researched within a major sociological perspective. In Professions and the Public Interest Mike Saks develops a theoretical... more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 26.00
`There's no book like it. It's Saks' subject and he's good' - Roy Porter This fascinating book explores the changing relationship between orthodox and alternative medicine in Britain and the United States from the sixteenth century to the present day. Mike Saks sees the development of orthodox and alternative medicine as two sides of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
This unique book enhances our understanding of the links between professions, the state and the market ? and their implications for the public in terms of professional practice. In so doing, the book adopts a neo-Weberian perspective, in which professions are seen as a form of exclusionary social closure based on legal boundaries established by the... more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 19.00
`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... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 70.00
In this eagerly-anticipated new text, a range of internationally-renowned experts draw on their extensive experience to provide a practical and accessible guide to the wide span of methods used in health research. Researching Health covers the background to conducting health research, qualitative and quantitative methods employed in researching... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 48.00
The second edition of Researching Health gives an overview of research methods in health looking at different qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Incorporating contributions from the UK, Australasia and Canada, the book offers depth and breadth when tackling the subject. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95
Professions and Metaphors: Understanding Professions in Society explores the way that two traditions have contributed to our understanding of both theory and society over recent decades. In the first tradition, the growing literature on metaphors has helped to guide thinking, providing insights into such phenomena as the study of organizations.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95
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,... more...
- Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00
This original and innovative book opens up new perspectives in health policy debate, examining the emerging international trends in the governance of health professions and the significance of national contexts for the changing health workforce. more...