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Stoddard, J.J, Hargraves, L., Reed, M., & Vratil, A. (2001) ‘Managed care, professional autonomy and income: Effects on physician career satisfaction’, J Gen Intern Med, Vol. 16, 675 – 684.... The key aspect of medical dominance is professional autonomy, which is evidenced in three main ways: economic, political and clinical autonomy. Briefly outline any challenges by allied health professions to each of these aspects of medicine’s professional autonomy. How effective do you think the challenges you have identified have on them?
Physicians’ professional autonomy is attributed to several levels. There is the collective autonomy, which pertains to the collecti...