Medical Alert: New Work Organizations in Health Care by Pat ArmstrongMedical Alert: New Work Organizations in Health Care by Pat Armstrong

Medical Alert: New Work Organizations in Health Care

byPat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Jacqueline Choiniere

Paperback | January 1, 1997

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Private-sector approaches are being widely adopted in health care, but there is little evidence to demonstrate either that they offer a better way to organize work, or that they are applicable to the provision of quality health care. Patients and health care workers describe their experiences in Medical Alert: New Work Organizations in Health Care, and their responses challenge the assumptions of private-sector advocates, with implications reaching far beyond Canadian hospitals.

Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at York University and co-author of Critical to Care: The Invisible Woman in Health Services. Hugh Armstrong is a professor in the School of Social Work and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University Jacqueline Choiniere is Assistant Pr...
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Title:Medical Alert: New Work Organizations in Health CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.38 inPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Higher Education DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551930080

ISBN - 13:9781551930084

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Table of Contents


Foreword

1. Privatizing Care, Pat Armstrong

  • The Language of Reform; Legitimating Cut-backs

  • Privatization

2. The Promise and The Price: New Work Organizations in Ontario Hospitals, Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, Jacqueline Choiniere, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Jerry P. White

3. When Patients Don't Matter

  • The Revolving Door

  • Standardized Care

  • Rollbacks in Basic Care

  • Privatization of Health Services in Hospitals

  • At Home

  • Out of Patients' Pockets

  • Assembly-Line Surgery

  • Health Care for Elderly People

  • Women's Health

  • Children and Cancer

  • Conclusion

4. After Total Quality Management, What? Re-engineering Bedside Care, Jerry P. White

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From Our Editors

This is the third entry in the Garamond Press series Health Care in Canada, which includes Vital Signs, Nursing in Transition and Take Care. Medical Alert: New Work Organizations in Health Care is an important, intelligent investigation of Canada’s health care system, pointing out warning signals. This groundbreaking work starts from the standpoint of the providers and patients, rather than from the perspective of doctors and deficits, the focus of most research. After all, health care is about taking care of people, or at least it should be. 

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Patients and health care workers describe their experiences in Medical Alert: New Work Organizations in Health Care, and their responses challenge the assumptions of private-sector advocates, with implications reaching far beyond Canadian hospitals.