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The Social Organisation of Healthcare Work

The Social Organisation of Healthcare Work

Davina Allen (Editor), Alison Pilnick (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-13334-0

Apr 2006, Wiley-Blackwell

200 pages

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$39.95

Description

This book presents an international snapshot of the social organisation of healthcare.
  • Papers describe major trends in healthcare in Australia, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, South America, UK and the USA
  • Subjects addressed include new models of organisational governance, new medical technologies, and the promotion of private health insurance.
  • Highlights convergence and divergence across national and international contexts
  • Fosters links between organisational studies and medical sociology.
  • Points to new research directions and developments.
1. Making connections: healthcare as a case study in the social organisation of work: Davina Allen and Alison Pilnick.

2. The promotion of private health insurance and its implications for the social organisation of healthcare: a case study of private sector obstetric practice in Chile: Susan F. Murray and Mary Ann Elston.

3. Understanding the social organisation of maternity care systems: midwifery as a touchstone: Cecilia Benoit, Sirpa Wrede, Ivy Bourgeault, Jane Sandall, Raymond de Vries and Edwin R. van Teijlingen.

4. Managerialism in the Australian public health sector: towards the hyper-rationalisation of professional bureaucracies: John Germov.

5. What’s in a care pathway? Towards a cultural cartography of the new NHS: Ruth Pinder, Roland Petchey, Sara Shaw and Yvonne Carter.

6. Arguing about the evidence: readers, writers and inscription devices in coronary heart disease risk assessment: Catherine M. Will.

7. Telephone triage, expert systems and clinical expertise: D Greatbatch, G Hanlon, J Goode, A O’Caithain, T Strangleman and D Luff.

8. Finding dignity in dirty work: the constraints and rewards of low-wage home care labour: Clare L Stacey.

9. Access, boundaries and their effects: legitimate participation in anaesthesia: Dawn Goodwin, Catherine Pope, Magge Mort and Andrew Smith.

Notes on Contributors.

Index.


  • An international snapshot of the social organisation of healthcare.
  • Papers describe major trends in healthcare in Australia, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, South America, UK and the USA
  • Subjects addressed include new models of organisational governance, new medical technologies, and the promotion of private health insurance.
  • Highlights convergence and divergence across national and international contexts
  • Fosters links between organisational studies and medical sociology.
  • Points to new research directions and developments.