Article: PDF OnlyRethinking the Future of Tenure in the Health Professions New Wine in Old BottlesBruhn, John G. PhDAuthor Information Provost and Dean Penn State Harrisburg Middletown, Pennsylvania Health Care Supervisor: March 1997 - Volume 15 - Issue 3 - p 32-38 Buy Abstract The purpose and meaning of tenure and the tenets surrounding it are not likely to change. The uses of tenure and accountability on the part of the giver and holder of tenure are both under scrutiny. Tenure or the process for attaining it is not appropriate for health professionals who intend to be providers of health care. Not everyone needs to be tenured to perform a quality service. The constraints of tenure for today's practicing health professionals are discussed. © Williams & Wilkins 1997. All Rights Reserved.