SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Business Administration
The Patient as a construction and a non-participant member of a change-process.
Abstract: The contribution of this paper is a discussion about how
the patient as a phenomenon is constructed and used by employees for
different purposes, enabling and inhibiting change. The results are based
on a three year case study in which data has been collected with interviews
and observations. They have then been analyzed and interpreted within a
framework consisting of theories about thinking collectives, structuration,
information and knowledge management. The findings indicate that “the
patient” has implications for how project management is conducted and a
patient record upgraded at the anesthesia and intensive care unit of a
Keywords: the patient; anesthesia information management; constructionism; thinking collectives; knowledge management; structuration.; (follow links to similar papers)
13 pages, March 1, 2007, Revised August 17, 2007
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