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Managing to nurse; inside Canada's health care reform.


Managing to nurse; inside Canada's health care reform.

Rankin, Janet M. and Marie L. Campbell.

U. of Toronto Press


222 pages




Girded with new information systems and professionally-based management processes, the health care organization of Canada seems to be moving toward "accounting logic" rather than real care. Rankin (nursing, Malaspina U.-College) and Campbell, (human and social development emerita, U. of Victoria) look closely at all that is happening on the front lines in this ethnology, and find that patients are quickly becoming considered after rather than before costs. They discuss how nurses feel as they are called upon to "manage care" rather than participate closely in the healing process; attempts to get nurses to support the new systems; and nurses' understanding of the heightened levels of responsibility thrust upon them.

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Date:Sep 1, 2007
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