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<i>Diffusing responsibility</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0014
Diffusing responsibility

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This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on how clinical medicine has been transformed by group actors. It cites as an example the creation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation teams. It then comments on the sorry track record of action sanctioned by group agreement. A reply to this commentary is presented at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: clinical medicine; medical practice; group work; group action

Chapter.  2097 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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