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Professional Misconduct in Healthcare: Setting Out a Research Agenda for Work Sociology

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JournalWork, Employment and Society
DateAccepted/In press - 21 Jun 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 16 Oct 2018
DatePublished (current) - 1 Feb 2019
Issue number1
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)149-161
Early online date16/10/18
Original languageEnglish


In the light of its surprising absence in extant literature in the domain of the sociology of work, specifically within the journal Work, Employment and Society, this article represents a ‘call to arms’ for research focused upon professional misconduct in healthcare. Specifically, interrogation of four dimensions of professional misconduct in healthcare is called for: a broader definition of professional misconduct; antecedents of professional misconduct that recognize the effect of context; professional response to regulation of misconduct; and the hierarchical and affective challenge to frontline professionals blowing the whistle on professional misconduct.

    Research areas

  • healthcare, professional misconduct, regulation, whistleblowing, work sociology

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