Observing Organisations: Anxiety, Defence and Culture in Health Care

Author(s) : R.D. Hinshelwood, Author(s) : Wilhelm Skogstad

Observing Organisations: Anxiety, Defence and Culture in Health Care

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The book explores the idea that to prevent or solve problems within organisations, one needs to look not only at the conscious elements, but also to understand the unconscious aspects. It presents a unique approach derived from direct participant observation of small units within institutions, all within the health and social services sector. It will help all health care workers, teachers and managers to better understand the functioning of their organisations. 175 pages.

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R.D. Hinshelwood is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and currently holds the post of Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and previously was Clinical Director of the Cassel Hospital in Richmond. He is a past Chair of the Association of Therapeutic Communities. Professor Hinshelwood has written extensively on psychoanalysis and founded the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities (now Therapeutic Communities) in 1980 and the British Journal of Psychotherapy in 1984.

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