At the end of 1993, the Dutch parliament passed the Individual Health Care Professions Bill which replaced existing legislation.
The new Act brings to an end the monopoly of the Dutch medical profession.
The former prohibition on alternative practitioners to practice medicine was abolished.
This article addresses the qucstion of whether the Act affects the position of medical dominance in Dutch health care.
It will be argued that the new Act preserves the présent position of medical dominance to a large extent.
Although alternative therapies have gained greater social recognition, there is little indication that the cultural and social authority of medicine is yet being challenged in the Netherlands.
However, it could be argued that the Dutch health care system is moving in a more pluralistic direction.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pays Bas, Europe, Législation, Médecine, Système santé, Médecine parallèle, Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Historique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Netherlands, Europe, Legislation, Medicine, Health system, Alternative medicine, Physician, Professional practice, Health staff, Case history
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0128579
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.