Policy, People, and the New Professional

De-professionalisation and Re-professionalisation in Care and Welfare

Edited by Jan Willem Duyvendak, Trudie Knijn, and Monique Kremer

Policy, People, and the New Professional
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Edited by Jan Willem Duyvendak, Trudie Knijn, and Monique Kremer

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

192 pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/2
Paper $52.50 ISBN: 9789053568859 Published November 2006 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In recent decades, social and political pressures have forced a reevaluation of the roles of health and welfare professionals throughout Europe. Policy, People, and the New Professional examines those changes and their consequences. 

The volume reveals how public dissatisfaction with caregivers, financial pressures from government agencies, and attempts to cope with Europe’s increasingly multicultural population have led to changes in responsibilities and oversight for a wide range of practitioners. Though more changes are certain to come as Europe’s population ages—Policy, People, and the New Professional provides an essential explanation of the road traveled so far. 

1. Policy, People, and the New Professional: An Introduction
Jan Willem Duyvendak, Trudie Knijn and Monique Kremer
2. The Rise of Contractualisation in Public Services
Trudie Knijn and Peter Selten
3. Evidence-Based Policy: From Answer to Question
Giel Hutschemaekers and Bea Tiemens
4. Societal Neurosis in Health Care
Margo Trappenburg
5. When Ideologies Bounce Back: The Problematic Translation of Post-Multicultural Ideologies and Policies into Professional Practices
Jan Willem Duyvendak and Justus Uitermark
6. Safe Neighbourhoods
Sophie Body-Gendrot
7. When Diversity Matters
Marleen van der Haar
8. From Residents to Neighbours: The Making of Active Citizens in Antwerp, Belgium
Maarten Loopmans
9. Authority, Trust, Knowledge and the Public Good in Disarray
Monique Kremer and Evelien Tonkens
10. Heroes of Health Care? Replacing the Medical Profession in the Policy Process in the UK
Celia Davies
11. Tensions in Medical Work between Patients' Interests and Administrative and Organisational Constraints
Werner Vogd
12. Empowerment of Social Services Professionals: Strategies for Professionalisation and Knowledge Development
Jeroen Gradener and Marcel Spierts
13. Professional Management of Professionals: Hybrid Organisations and Professional Management in Care and Welfare
Mirko Noordegraaf
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