Health Professions: Future International Directions. Part Two

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC15 Sociology of Health (host committee)
RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups

Language: English

This session focuses on the health professions in a global context – including the global south as well as north. It particularly centres on likely future regulatory directions that may be taken by the healthcare labour force, based on historical and contemporary developments in the health division of labour. Key questions covered will include: How do we ensure that professional health regulation meets public interest concerns in considering power and justice in both dystopian and utopian futures? How best do we promote more expansive and inclusive public participation mechanisms for users in healthcare? What might be the future role in healthcare of currently high status, but besieged, professional groups like doctors? And what does the future hold for other health professions like nurses and other allied health professions? What too might their future links be to relatively unsung but vital support workers in the healthcare labour force that are more closely linked to the precariat? At a wider level, what might be the effects of trends such as corporatization, deprofessionalization, hybridization and restratification on the health professions?  And how important in shaping the future professional division of labour in health systems will be factors like knowledge, technology, and professional leadership? This session invites single country and comparative papers which consider these and other issues at an empirical and/or theoretical level – drawing out the implications where appropriate for policy development and practice in national, international and wider global settings.
Session Organizers:
Michael SAKS, University of Suffolk, United Kingdom and Mike DENT, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Mike DENT, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
Governing Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Brazil and Portugal
Joana ALMEIDA, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom; Pamela SIEGEL, State University of Campinas, Brazil; Nelson BARROS, University of Campinas, Brazil
Shifting Ground? Government Influence in Health Professional Governance in Australia
Fiona PACEY, The University of Sydney, Australia; Stephanie SHORT, The University of Sydney, Australia
TRUST and the Regulation of the Medical Profession in the Health System in India
Michael CALNAN, University of Kent, United Kingdom; Sumit KANE, NOSSAL INSITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH < UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, Australia
Distributed Papers
The State and Future of Medical Regulation in Pakistan: Self-Regulatory Corruption in the Aftermath of Colonization
Humayun AHMED, University of Toronto, Canada; Saleem AHMED, Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre, Pakistan; Sohaib AHMED, University of Toronto, Canada; Sophia GLISCH, University of Toronto, Canada