Assembling Health Care Organizations: Practice, Materiality and Institutions

Hardcover | July 6, 2012

byK. Lindberg, A. Styhre, Lars Walter

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Assembling Health Care Organizations combines an institutional theory perspective with a materialist view of the technologies, devices, biological specimens, and other material resources mobilized and put to work in health care work.

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Assembling Health Care Organizations combines an institutional theory perspective with a materialist view of the technologies, devices, biological specimens, and other material resources mobilized and put to work in health care work.

KAJSA LINDBERG is associate professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.ALEXANDER STYHRE is chair of Organization Theory and Management, School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.LARS WALTER is senior lecturer at the School of Business, Economics and Law, Univ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:July 6, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230303501

ISBN - 13:9780230303508

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Table of 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