Managing Boundaries in the Health Professions

The availability and delivery of health care is one of the most important issues on the contemporary American public policy agenda. The authors analyze the social, psychological, and bureaucratic boundaries that define health care in the United States, discuss how organizational change affects these boundaries, and suggest broad strategies for managing them. A new introduction by the authors contributes to the currency of this book, which was originally published by Charles C. Thomas in 1993. From the Introduction to the Percheron Press Edition ...'This book helps the reader understand the social and psychological aspects of territoriality and turfism and gives a range of examples and vignettes to illustrate the dynamics of boundaries among health professionals, and between health professionals and others with whom they interact both inside and outside the health care conglomerate.'