Anyone considering a fundamental rethink of the role of consultants risks exposing tensions in the medical profession that have characterised the development of medical practice since the 18th century.
That tense story was one of beds and money, power and domination.
Rethinking the role of consultants must now take into account the relationship between consultants and their specialist colleagues and general practitioners ; examine the distribution of work between consultants and junior doctors ; and relate the contribution of the consultant as specialist to that of other health professionals.
After half a century of a national health service characterised by equity of access to care, we urgently need to debate the roles of those who work in it and in doing so to focus primarily on the needs of patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Consultation hospitalière, Spécialité médicale, Médecin généraliste, Personnel sanitaire, Rôle professionnel, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire, Travail équipe, Grande Bretagne, Angleterre, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Hospital consultation, Medical specialty, General practitioner, Health staff, Occupational role, Public health organization, Health policy, Team work, Great Britain, England, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0289319
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.