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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/187632
Title:
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION: AN ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS.
Author:
HASKA, CHRISTINE MARY.
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Medicine has proven particularly successful with regard to its development and maintenance of a primary position within the professions. While many analyses of the medical profession have dealt with its unique status, explanations of authority relations have largely been presented as medicine's jockeying for power with other elite occupational types. In the following work, medicine's organization is used as a context for the subsequent analysis. Individual medical practitioner ties to the American Medical Association are tested for degree of association with organizational platforms and policies. The "distance" between medicine and other health-related industries is described as a feature of the wieldy AMA's diffuse authority. The strong association of medicine with science and the physical role are considered as equally important elements in the professional dominance of medicine. Finally, the medical client is brought into the analysis, pointing to the substantial contribution of clients as assistants to medical authority. Each aspect is described as a dimension of the medical profession, necessary for the definition and protection of its boundaries.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Medicine -- Sociological aspects.; Social medicine.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Sociology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTHE MEDICAL PROFESSION: AN ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS.en_US
dc.creatorHASKA, CHRISTINE MARY.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHASKA, CHRISTINE MARY.en_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMedicine has proven particularly successful with regard to its development and maintenance of a primary position within the professions. While many analyses of the medical profession have dealt with its unique status, explanations of authority relations have largely been presented as medicine's jockeying for power with other elite occupational types. In the following work, medicine's organization is used as a context for the subsequent analysis. Individual medical practitioner ties to the American Medical Association are tested for degree of association with organizational platforms and policies. The "distance" between medicine and other health-related industries is described as a feature of the wieldy AMA's diffuse authority. The strong association of medicine with science and the physical role are considered as equally important elements in the professional dominance of medicine. Finally, the medical client is brought into the analysis, pointing to the substantial contribution of clients as assistants to medical authority. Each aspect is described as a dimension of the medical profession, necessary for the definition and protection of its boundaries.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMedicine -- Sociological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectSocial medicine.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8410808en_US
dc.identifier.oclc690677943en_US
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