Health workforce reform: Dynamic shifts in the division of labour and the implications for interprofessional education and practice

Boyce, Rosalie A., Borthwick, Alan, Moran, Monica and Nancarrow, Susan (2011). Health workforce reform: Dynamic shifts in the division of labour and the implications for interprofessional education and practice. In Simon Kitto, Janice Chesters, Jill Thistlewaite and Scott Reeves (Ed.), Sociology of interprofessional health care practice: Critical reflections and concrete solutions (pp. 185-205) New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.

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Author Boyce, Rosalie A.
Borthwick, Alan
Moran, Monica
Nancarrow, Susan
Title of chapter Health workforce reform: Dynamic shifts in the division of labour and the implications for interprofessional education and practice
Title of book Sociology of interprofessional health care practice: Critical reflections and concrete solutions
Place of Publication New York, USA
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Health Care Issues, Costs and Access
ISBN 9781608768660
160876866X
Editor Simon Kitto
Janice Chesters
Jill Thistlewaite
Scott Reeves
Chapter number 13
Start page 185
End page 205
Total pages 21
Total chapters 14
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Reform of the health care workforce has become a central component of Government health policy initiatives across many of the Anglophone nations in recent years (Willis, 1983; Nancarrow & Borthwick, 2005; Allsop, 2006; Coburn, 2006). Innovative steps to ensure a health care workforce that is ‗fit for purpose‘ are necessary to successfully address a looming crisis in health care provision (Boyce, 2008; Cameron & Masterson, 2003; Sibbald, Shen & McBride, 2004). In this chapter we explore health workforce reform from the perspective of the sociology of the professions and the inherent difficulties that the jurisdictional, boundary and competitive positions that underpin the notion of profession posits for implementing authentic interprofessional education and practice. By examining key features of the international workforce reform agenda together with the motivations of professions that are revealed from a sociological analysis, we show that the division of labour in health care is in a state of intense and dynamic change. These changes create a new challenge for interprofessional education and practice through an increased complexity of the health workforce arising from shifting boundaries, new roles and new types of workers.
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