Professionals and the Changed Environment
In this chapter the new ‘private sector management strategies’ intoduced into the health and caring services to bring about rationalisation are criticised for their adverse effect on professionals and service users. In order to restore equilibrium it is suggested that excessive managerialist strategies should be mediated, professional collegiality with clients should be increased, and service users should be encouraged to become more participative service patrons. In this way collaborative care can be enhanced and community participation in the planning of service provision increased.
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