Flashcards in Session 10 - Proffessionalisation Deck (8)
-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