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Vividly documenting the real world of the contemporary hospital, its nurses, and their moral and ethical crises, Dan Chambliss offers a sobering revelation of the forces shaping moral decisions in our hospitals.

Based on more than ten years' field research, Beyond Caring is filled with eyewitness accounts and personal stories demonstrating how nurses turn the awesome into the routine. It 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 compelling combination of realism and a powerful theoretical argument about moral life in large organizations.

Synopsis:

Vividly documenting the real world of the contemporary hospital, its nurses, and their moral and ethical crises, Dan Chambliss offers a sobering revelation of the forces shaping moral decisions in our hospitals.

Based on more than ten years' field research, Beyond Caring is filled with eyewitness accounts and personal stories demonstrating how nurses turn the awesome into the routine. It 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 compelling combination of realism and a powerful theoretical argument about moral life in large organizations.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Nursing and Ethics in an Age of Organizations

1: The Routinization of Disaster

2: Protecting the Routine from Chaos

3: What It Means to Be a Nurse

4: How the Organization Creates Ethical Problems

5: The Patient as Object

6: Death as an Organizational Act

Conclusion

Appendix on Methods

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226101026
Author:
Chambliss, Daniel F.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Hospitals
Subject:
Staff
Subject:
Nursing
Subject:
Job stress
Subject:
Nursing ethics
Subject:
Hospital care
Subject:
Nurses
Subject:
Nurse-Patient Relations
Subject:
Role conflict.
Subject:
Nurses -- Attitudes.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Nurses -- Job stress.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Professional Medical Reference
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Series Volume:
103-34
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
209
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Vividly documenting the real world of the contemporary hospital, its nurses, and their moral and ethical crises, Dan Chambliss offers a sobering revelation of the forces shaping moral decisions in our hospitals.

Based on more than ten years' field research, Beyond Caring is filled with eyewitness accounts and personal stories demonstrating how nurses turn the awesome into the routine. It 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 compelling combination of realism and a powerful theoretical argument about moral life in large organizations.

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