We don’t seem to be in control of what good is and how we could make it better | Who decides what matters in medical care?
|Dates:||4 March 2014|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Institute of Population Health|
|Who is it for:||Adults, University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Sharon Spooner|
Host: Institute of Population Health
About the event:
Despite many changes in UK society and in the NHS, the status and permitted authority of medical professionals has appeared intact, until now.
Exploration of professional working lives through biographical narratives as shared by a group of senior doctors, revealed how these contemporary clinicians described their developed sense of medical professionalism. Doctors’ stories confirmed underlying principles and attitudes which shaped their definitions of ‘good medical care’. They also reflected on how NHS organisational structures supported or hindered their ability to deliver services which matched these priorities. Consequently their stories exposed challenges to established practices and difficulties resulting from a mismatch between aspirations and everyday work.
Analysis of these narratives against a framework described by Friedson in 1970s suggests that doctors now operate in arenas sufficiently altered to require revision or redrawing of boundaries and expectations. Transformation of narrated extracts into poetic form retains original language and emotional content to encourage greater engagement with the livedness of medical careers and promotes deeper connection with individuals and the contexts in which they have enacted professional roles.
Dr Sharon Spooner
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar room, 5th Floor