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Regulating Health Practitioners

Regulating Health Practitioners

Edited by Ian Freckelton


Please note: this volume is out of print, and will only be available in digital format. See the journals page of our website for more information.

Expert contributors from Australia and overseas explore the dynamic area of health practitioner regulation from legal and social policy perspectives. Complementary and conflicting regulation systems such as national regulation models, peer review, professional codes and standards, as well as case studies of regulation’s failures, are all subjected to critical review. While the focus is on Australia, the papers include analysis of regulation in our nearest neighbours, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Regulating Health Practitioners is a special issue Volume 23 No 2 of the journal Law in Context. The contents are listed below as well as on the journal's page, where you can read the abstract for each chapter by clicking on its title. You may also purchase a single copy of this issue through this page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.


Regulating Health Practitioner Professionalism
Ian Freckelton
National Models for Regulation of the Health Professions
Anne-Louise Carlton
Peer Review as an Outmoded Model for Health Practitioner Regulation
David Thomas
A Critical Analysis of Overseas-Trained Doctor (OTD) Factors in the Bundaberg Base Hospital Surgical Inquiry
Karina Harvey and Thomas Faunce
To Discipline or Not To Discipline? Managing Poorly Performing Doctors
Alison Reid
Medicare Regulation through Professional Services Review-Lessons Learned
Robin Bell
The Margins of Professional Regulation: Disjunctions, Dilemmas and Deterrence
Ian Freckelton
Regulation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners
Michael Weir
Regulation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Trans-Tasman Perspective
Barbara von Tigerstrom and Katherine Ellena
Indonesian Health Practitioner Regulation
Herkutanto Herkutanto and Ian Freckelton


Overall this collection has provided a comprehensive examination of the regulation of health practitioners in Australia. The articles all make good use of sub headings so they are easily navigated. This book would be an excellent starting point for getting to grips with the Australian position. There is a wealth of reference material included so that any further research could easily be undertaken.

Australian Law Librarian, Vol 15 No 4, 2007


Published September 2006
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862876200
Australian RRP $33.00
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