De zelfstandige zorgprofessional: Een verkenning

Translated title of the contribution: The self-employed healthcare professional: Exploring a new phenomenon

C.G.M. Robbe-Ansems, W.A.M. de Lange, R. Schalk

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The self-employed healthcare professional: exploring a new phenomenon In home care, the number of self-employed healthcare professionals is growing. This is a new and hardly investigated phenomenon. Why do healthcare professionals choose to be self-employed? And since they are not employees in a healthcare organization, how should we define their relationship with a patient/client? Exploring these questions guided by the concepts of care and labour has led to some preliminary results. Discontentment with the introduction of free market principles in healthcare and/or new opportunities due to this introduction may be reasons why healthcare professionals decide to become self-employed. The dyad self-employed healthcare professional – patient (that can be described as a interpersonal, professional care relationship) appears to be part of two triads: a care triad and a healthcare market triad. A framework for future research concludes this article.
Keywords: Self-employed healthcare professional, dyad self-employed healthcare professional – patient/client, care-triad, health market-triad,
Translated title of the contributionThe self-employed healthcare professional: Exploring a new phenomenon
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)149-166
JournalJournal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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