Medical power is manifested through the professional autonomy of doctors, through their pivotal role in the economics of health services, through dominance over allied health occupational groups, through administrative influence, and through the collective influence of medical associations. You have free access to this content sociology of health & illness volume 7, issue 1, version of record online: 28 jun 2008. Medical definition of dominance : the fact or state of being dominant : as a : the relative position of an individual in a social hierarchy — compare pecking order. Medicine and the health professions:issues of dominance, autonomy and authority dianna t kenny and barbara adamson australian health review, 1992, 15, 3, 319-334 medical dominance of health care has traditionally been the organising principle in health care delivery.
Doctors have traditionally been viewed as the dominant healthcare profession, with the authority to prescribe medicines, but recent non-medical prescribing initiatives have been viewed as possible challenges to such dominance using the example of the introduction of supplementary prescribing in the uk, this study sought to explore whether such initiatives represent a challenge to medical. This is the end of the preview sign up to access the rest of the document unformatted text preview: hs 1002 - social determinants of health week 2: universal access to medical care as as a determinant of health medical dominance, public health and health promotion tuesday, january12, 2016. Request pdf on researchgate | on aug 1, 2001, dean whitehead and others published the issue of medical dominance (hegemony.
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