The rejection of traditional patterns of commitment by a new generation, together with a growing suspicion of the medical 'expert', have combined to threaten the future of the medical profession as it has been.
This study explores new possible understandings of the doctor-patient relationship and offers a rediscovery of the concept of vocation to offer a way forward.
After a career in business consultancy, Rob taught theology at Cranmer Hall and ministered in several County Durham parishes, before becoming Senior Chaplain and Chancellor of the pro-Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Brussels. He has written and edited books and booklets in the areas of spirituality and ethics, including 'Rebuilding Trust in Healthcare' (eds. Harrison, Innes and van Zwnenberg) published by Radcliffe Medical Press. He is married to Helen and they have four children.