- Think of an example of the following sociological concepts in action. Try and relate them to
your particular branch of nursing: Bureaucracy; Division of Labour; Negotiated Order; Informal
- Find out what the different Agenda for Change Bandings are. Which ones do you think you are already achieving?
- Make a list of people involved in health care. Who is the most powerful and who is the least powerful?
Try to explain why this is the case
- Think about your last clinical placement. Was there a policy for hand-washing to reduce hospital
acquired infection? Explain why it was or was not adhered to using the concepts of bureaucracy
and negotiated order.
- Why is it important for nurses to understand about the management and organisation of health care?
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