Autonomy, accountability, and professional practice: Contemporary issues and challenges

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Contemporary society holds numerous challenges to professionals. These include coping with the information explosion, responding to heightened consumer awareness and demands on services, and in meeting ever increasing regimes of compliance within an era of managerialism and accountability. This article explores these issues and posits some responses for professionals including developing robost communities of practice to enhance context specific knowledge generation and in enhancing the political profile and representation of professional groups within decision making fora.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume54
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

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