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Beyond caring : hospitals, nurses, and the social organization of ethics

Author: Daniel F Chambliss
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1996.
Series: Morality and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides eyewitness accounts and personal stories demonstrating how nurses turn the awesome into the routine. Chambliss shows how patients-- many weak and helpless--too often become objects of the bureaucratic machinery of the health care system, and how ethics decisions--once the dilemmas of troubled individuals--become the setting for political turf battles between occupational interest groups. The result is a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel F Chambliss
ISBN: 0226100715 9780226100715 0226101029 9780226101026
OCLC Number: 33208048
Notes: APPE gift.
Awards: Winner of American Sociological Association, Medical Sociology Section: Elliot Freidson Publication Award 1998
Description: xi, 201 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: nursing and ethics in an age of organizations --
Ch. 1. The routinization of disaster --
Ch. 2. Protecting the routine from chaos --
Ch. 3. What it means to be a nurse --
Ch. 4. How the organization creates ethical problems --
Ch. 5. The patient as object --
Ch. 6. Death as an organizational act.
Series Title: Morality and society.
Responsibility: Daniel F. Chambliss.
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Documenting the real world of the contemporary hospital, its nurses, and their moral and ethical crises, this work provides an analysis of the forces that influence moral decisions in hospitals.  Read more...

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