Professional Work in Health Care Organizations: The Structural Influences of Patients in French, Canadian and American Hospitals
AbstractAlthough there are several studies of the impact of employment of health professionals in large bureaucratic organizations, there has been significantly less research focused on the structural influence of patients on this relationship. In this paper we present comparative qualitative data gathered on the work experiences of health care professionals in Canadian, U.S. and French hospitals. We elaborate specifically on a typology of structural influence of clients on health care professionals work in hospitals in terms of open and closed units.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by McMaster University in its series Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers with number 204.
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Date of creation: Jun 2007
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health professions; health care organizations; patients; hospitals; physicians; nurses; comparative perspectives;
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