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Looking back 

Looking back
Looking back

Annie Bartlett

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date: 08 August 2020

This chapter summarizes the analysis of power on the three study wards. It highlights how a study focused more on informal social systems than formal ones can reveal the essential symbolism and concrete social action of ward life. Both can otherwise remain hidden from view or pass unremarked. Both are relevant to the formulation of any meaningful concept of hospital culture and discernible cultural change.

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