The perceived need for the regulation of the medical profession is rooted in the nature and history of medicine. This paper summarizes theories of professional regulation and explores recent developments in medical regulation in Ireland, through description of background theories of professional regulation and analysis of recent developments in Ireland. Medical self-regulation is the subject of ongoing controversy owing to (1) the complex nature of medical practice; (2) informed service users; (3) identification of alleged anti-competitive practices; (4) apparent restrictions on entry to the profession; (5) the public/private mix in Irish healthcare; and (6) high-profile cases that resulted in enquiries into standards of practice. Measures being implemented to address these challenges include reforms in medical education, a new contract of employment for consultants, and enhanced schemes for continuing medical education. Broader societal trends are presenting new challenges that highlight the need for flexible regulatory frameworks in medicine.
The Drell-Yan process is an invaluable tool for probing the structure of
hadrons, and the pion-induced Drell-Yan process is unique in its sensitivity to
several subtleties of the partonic structure. This is a brief review of the
pionic Drell-Yan process with particular emphasis on the dilepton angu...
I consider the effect on partons distribution functions (PDFs) of changes in
the theoretical procedure used in a PDF fit. I consider using the 3-flavour
fixed flavour number scheme instead of the standard general mass variable
flavour number scheme used in the MSTW analysis. This results in the ligh...
We illustrate our approach using a case
Study on Finnish banks and financial institutions. The data set comprises 3.9M
Posts from online, financial and business-related discussion, during the years
2004 to 2012. Future research includes analyzing European news articles with a
Broader perspective, an...
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