The sociology of healthcare safety and quality by Davina Allen, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Jane Sandall, Justin

By Davina Allen, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Jane Sandall, Justin Waring

The Sociology of Healthcare safeguard and caliber offers a chain of researchinformed readings at the sociological contributions of applied sciences, practices, reports, and organizational caliber and security throughout a number of healthcare contexts. Represents the 1st selection of peerreviewed study articles showcasing ways in which sociology can give a contribution to the continued coverage drawback of healthcare safeguard and Read more...


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The issue is not whether procedural standardisation is good or possible, but how it should be put to work’ (Timmermans and Berg 2003: 201–2, original emphasis). There is a growing body of sociological work which has taken up this challenge (Allen 2004, 2013, Gabbay and Le May 2004, Moreira 2005, Pinder et al. 2005, Timmermans and Berg 1997). Another sociological challenge to the orthodox paradigm centres on a critique of the ‘deficit model’ and its preoccupation with error. Although research might suggest 10 per cent of hospital care is ‘unsafe’, there has been little consideration of the practices that make up to 90 per cent of the ‘safe’ care including the ‘rescue work’ of professionals (Waring et al.

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