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Team Work in Health Care in the U.S.: A Sociological Perspective

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Reactions to team work whether in health care, science and research, or in other areas are seldom neutral. While some see in it a panacea that will help solve many stubborn organizational problems, others condemn it on a variety of grounds. To borrow Homan’s expression, it seems that team approaches are viewed as matters of morals rather than matters of strategy. In spite of those strong attitudes, or perhaps because of them, literature on this topic remains more descriptive and prescriptive than analytical. The attempt in this paper will be to clarify the place of team work in health care, to review the thrusts of current studies and the important findings, and to point out some neglected dimensions that warrant research attention.

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Nagi, S.Z. (1976). Team Work in Health Care in the U.S.: A Sociological Perspective. In: Sokołowska, M., Hołówka, J., Ostrowska, A. (eds) Health, Medicine, Society. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1430-4_11

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