Medicine and Nursing: Professions in a Changing Health Service

Medicine and Nursing: Professions in a Changing Health Service

by Sylvia Walby, June Greenwell, Lesley Mackay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803987412

ISBN-13: 9780803987418

Pub. Date: 12/09/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The NHS is the largest employer in Western Europe. It embraces two of the oldest professions - doctors and nurses - whose work practices are still highly traditional and yet currently at the forefront of radical change as health work is being reorganized to reflect the new political priorities of the 1990s. This book focuses on the collaborative work of doctors and

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Overview

The NHS is the largest employer in Western Europe. It embraces two of the oldest professions - doctors and nurses - whose work practices are still highly traditional and yet currently at the forefront of radical change as health work is being reorganized to reflect the new political priorities of the 1990s. This book focuses on the collaborative work of doctors and nurses in one particular area: the acute hospital ward, looking at the effects of 'new wave' management on formerly independent, autonomous teams. The authors examine the impact of changes in health service on professional boundaries and inter-professional relations, exploring the paradox of the ostensible drive to decentralise responsibility introduced alongside the increased ma

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803987418
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/09/1994
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Professional boundaries16
3Interprofessional relations in theory and history56
4Fragmented and functioning teams91
5Managing professionals123
6Post-Fordism and the health professions157
Appendix. Results from hospital interviews183
Bibliography185
Index193

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