The quest for professional recognition
Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology
OBJECTIVES: To assess the progress clinical laboratory science has made toward achieving professional status. DATA SOURCES: Books, professional journals. STUDY SELECTION: Not applicable. DATA EXTRACTION: Survey of literature. DATA SYNTHESIS: Characteristics of clinical laboratory science as a profession were compared to a model of professionalization developed by Houle to assess the extent to which clinical laboratory science has acquired and refined selected attributes of a profession. CONCLUSION: Although clinical laboratory science has attained some of the characteristics associated with a profession, several critical issues must be addressed before it can achieve full professional status and recognition.
Kotlarz, Virginia R., "The quest for professional recognition" (1998). Articles & Book Chapters. 428.