Professionalization and its discontents.

@article{Timmons2011ProfessionalizationAI,
  title={Professionalization and its discontents.},
  author={Stephen Timmons},
  journal={Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          337-52
        }
}
The sociology of professions has generally considered professionalization as a desirable outcome for occupational groups. This case study of professionalization in the UK National Health Service, based on an analysis of documents, presents a challenge to that view. For many groups, the state is now so comprehensively dominant in the process of professionalization that it can effectively dictate professional status on its own terms. Many of the advantages that accrued to professions that… CONTINUE READING
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