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Define proffession

-Type of occupation able to make distinctive claims eg im a doctor
-Usually require registration and has specialised tasks and roles


What are the 3 stages of professionalisation?

1) Asserting an executive claim over a body of knowledge
2)Establishing control of the market
3)Establishing control over professional work practice eg noone else can do it


Initially, how did the GMC control registration of doctors?

-Controlled entry and removal
-Doctrine of clinical autonomy once on register
-Assumed that individuals that were admitted to the profession were of good character and competent. (Does intellect translate to character?)


What is socialisation in the medical profession?

-Process by which professionals learn their education of attitudes, behaviours and beliefs necessary to assume the professional role
-occurs through formal (exams) and informal means


Initially how were doctors regulated?

-Self-regulation based on interest in the profession being the best guarantee of interests of the public
-Professionals are deemed responsible and could work without supervision
-Assumed that proper regulatory action would be taken when necessary ie work is not competent or ethical


What were the major problems with self-regulation of doctors?

-Promoted a deceiving image of self and profession
-Not everyone is of good character and competence
-Failure of those in authority to detect signs of unacceptable or unprofessional behaviour


Describe what happened to regulation after the end of selfregulation

-Members are now independently appointed and there needs to be a civil standard of proof
-Fitness to practice assesses doctors and their abilities in question
-Doctors require revalidation every 5 years to assure patients, maintain and approve practice and provide support


Describe some challenges surrounding the professionalism of medicine

-Staff which notice or informed of inprofessional behaviour find it difficult to act
-Patients are often not believed
-Disciplinary procedures are seen as cumbersome and costly
-Fallible administrative systems lack clarity about who is in charge