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Health Workforce Governance: Improved Access, Good Practice, Safer Patients

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ISBN13: 9781409429210
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

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With increasing recognition of the international market in health professionals and the impact of globalism on regulation, the governance of the health workforce is moving towards greater public engagement and increased transparency. This book discusses the challenges posed by these processes such as improved access to health services and how structures can be reformed so that good practice is upheld and quality of service and patient safety are ensured.

With contributions from regulators, academics, lawyers and health professionals, this book presents arguments from multiple perspectives. Of global relevance, it brings together concerns about access, quality and safety within the framework of the health workforce governance continuum and will be of interest to policy makers, regulators, health professionals, academics legal practitioners, insurers, students and researchers.

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The health workforce governance continuum: improved access, good practice, safer patients, Stephanie D. Short and Fiona McDonald

Part 1 Improved Access: Major issues in the global mobility of health professionals, Robyn R. Iredale
Building an ethical and sustainable model for health professional recruitment, William Ransome and Charles Sampford
The global health workforce 'crisis' and inequities in health care access: advancing a gender and organizations approach to policy, research and practice, Toni Schofield
Good doctors, safer patients, improved access: the case of indonesia, Stephanie D. Short, Hasbullah Thabrany, Valentin D. Hadjiev, Yaslis Ilyas, Robyn Iredale, Firman Lubis, Suchaya Thongyoo and Kirsten Harley.

Part 2 Good Practice: Challenging the regulatory trinity: global trends in health professional regulation, Fiona McDonald
Inter professionalism and collaborative self-regulation in the health professions: two variations on an emerging Canadian theme, William Lahey
Saving Polly: can professional self-regulation play an ongoing role in the delivery of medical care?, Daniel Klass
A national scheme for health practitioner registration and accreditation: the case of Australia, Fiona Pacey, Kirsten Harley, Craig Veitch and Stephanie D. Short
Governance challenges for primary health care, Paul Dugdale.

Part 3 Safer Patients: Regulating the health professions: protecting professionals or protecting patients?, Judith Healey
Scandals, public inquiries and health professional regulation, Fiona McDonald
The perfect storm: a case of wrong-sider surgery, Helen Turnbull