Human Services as Complex Organizations
SAGE Publications, 1992 - 400 sider
With examples from a variety of organizations - such as social service agencies, hospitals, schools, child guidance clinics and family service agencies - this volume examines current theory on human services as complex organizations.
The contributors emphasize how organizational characteristics affect the delivery of services and the patterns of relations between staff and clients. They also address structural features shared by organizations, including high frequency of staff stress and burnout and problems of effectiveness evaluation.
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... example , under the Reagan Administration , Social Security ig- nored its own institutional rules and began to reject an inordinate proportion of disability claims ( especially for mental disability ) because it was under pressure to ...
... example , Abel ( 1982 , 1985 ) , Delgado ( 1985 ) . 4. While this may be a common , and for our purposes useful , definition of power , there is in fact no agreement on the various meanings of power . According to Talcott Parsons ...
... example shows that valuing women's strengths , in this instance the peer advocate to begin with and later , the client herself , can result not only in positive actions for client protection , but the abatement of frustration and anger ...
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