Health care professionalisation a case study of osteopathy in the United Kingdom and the Osteopaths Act 1993

  • Timothy D.M. McClune

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This investigation of health care professionalisation uses a case study method to further knowledge on the topic. The subject of the case study is osteopathy in the United Kingdom. Data analysis comprised a qualitative thematic approach, which was interpreted from a sociological perspective, focussing on the developments that were central to a professionalisation process. The primary event in the professionalisation of osteopathy in the United Kingdom was the Osteopaths Act 1993.
Date of AwardApr 2011
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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