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Assembling health care organizations : practice, materiality and institutions

Author: Kajsa Lindberg; Alexander Styhre; Lars Walter; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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The health care sector is the largest sector of the economy in most developed countries. With ageing populations in Europe and North-America, the health sector is expected to undergo significant changes in the future as it needs to handle more patients within stable budgets. Given its weight and importance in economic and financial terms and its importance for citizens, the health care sector has been extensively
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Lindberg, Kajsa.
Assembling health care organizations.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2012021462
(OCoLC)782988539
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kajsa Lindberg; Alexander Styhre; Lars Walter; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9781137024640 113702464X
OCLC Number: 802886319
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 192 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Figures --
Preface --
PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES --
Introduction: Organizing Health Care Work in Late Modernity --
Organizing Health Care Work: Co-aligning Institutions and Materiality --
Organization Studies of Health Care Work: An Overview and Look at the Future --
PART II: HEALTH CARE PRACTICES --
Coordinating Care Paths: The Patient as a Boundary Object --
Standardizing: The Introduction of Evidence-based Methods into Drug Abuse Treatment --
Crossing and Constructing Boundaries: A Case of an Infusion Pump --
Engaging Material Resources: Nursing Work in Leukaemia Care --
PART III: BRIDGING INSTITUTIONAL AND MATERIALITY IN HEALTH CARE --
Assembling Health Care Work --
Appendix: Research Methods --
Bibliography --
Index. Machine generated contents note: --
List of Figures --
Preface --
PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES --
Introduction: Organizing Health Care Work in Late Modernity --
Organizing Health Care Work: Co-aligning Institutions and Materiality --
Organization Studies of Health Care Work: An Overview and Look at the Future --
PART II: HEALTH CARE PRACTICES --
Coordinating Care Paths: The Patient as a Boundary Object --
Standardizing: The Introduction of Evidence-based Methods into Drug Abuse Treatment --
Crossing and Constructing Boundaries: A Case of an Infusion Pump --
Engaging Material Resources: Nursing Work in Leukaemia Care --
PART III: BRIDGING INSTITUTIONAL AND MATERIALITY IN HEALTH CARE --
Assembling Health Care Work --
Appendix: Research Methods --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Kajsa Lindberg, Alexander Styhre, Lars Walter.
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