International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 15 Issue 2


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Managing professional integration in an acute hospital – a socio‐political analysis

Norman Crump

This paper considers the form that the challenge of the introduction of new ways of working takes for those charged with the management of new partnerships by drawing on…


The effect of new public management on intensive care unit staff

Ruth Kowalczyk

The NHS is largely dependent on two groups of professionals – medics and nurses. Recent government changes support the development of a central role for management. The…


Consumer as king in the NHS

Sharon C. Bolton

Over the last two decades, in response to political and financial pressures, the NHS has been subjected to considerable changes in its organisation. There is increasing…


Dilemmas of emotion work in nursing under market‐driven health care

Debora Bone

Therapeutic emotion work is one aspect of a range of emotion work performed by nurses as they manage their own and their patients’ feelings with the intention of improving…


Professional predicaments: comparing the professionalisation projects of German and Italian nurses

Mike Dent

This article examines the similarities and differences in the professional and work organisation of nursing within two European countries: Italy and Germany. In principle…

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