Medical dominance and the development of professional autonomy in physiotherapy.

@article{Ovretveit1985MedicalDA,
  title={Medical dominance and the development of professional autonomy in physiotherapy.},
  author={J Ovretveit},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={1985},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={76-93}
}
  • J Ovretveit
  • Published 1985 in Sociology of health & illness
Has medical dominance declined as a result of the increasing autonomy of developing health professions? The paper argues that to answer this question it is first necessary to define medical dominance and professional autonomy. The paper outlines a categorisation of different types of professional autonomy, which correspond to different types of medical dominance. This categorisation is used to identify the particular aspects of professional autonomy in physiotherapy which have developed over… CONTINUE READING