Interprofessionalism and Collaborative Self-Regulation in the Health Professions: Two Variations on an Emerging Canadian Theme
Health Professional Regulation, Interprofessional Collaboration, Health Care Reform, Governance
This chapter is about Canadian initiatives to improve health professions regulation through application of interprofessional collaboration to regulatory work. Since health professions regulation (and the delivery of health care generally) are provincial matters, it is primarily about initiatives taking place at the provincial level, specifically in Ontario (the largest province) and Nova Scotia (one of the smallest). But the chapter is also about the broader national process of health care reform and governance that informs these initiatives and that might support them in the future.
William Lahey, "Interprofessionalism and Collaborative Self-Regulation in the Health Professions: Two Variations on an Emerging Canadian Theme" in Fiona McDonald & Stephanie D Short, eds, Health Workforce Governance: Improved Access, Good Regulatory Practice, Safer Patients (New York: Routledge, 2012) 113.