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From extreme to mundane? The changing face of paramedicine in the UK Ambulance Service

Brewis, Joanna and Godfrey, Richard (2019). From extreme to mundane? The changing face of paramedicine in the UK Ambulance Service. In: Wankhade, Paresh; McCann, Leo and Murphy, Peter eds. Critical Perspectives on the Management and Organization of Emergency Services, Volume London. Routledge, pp. 179–199.

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Abstract

This chapter considers the literature on paramedicine as an occupation, which is dominated by its representation as a form of ‘extreme work’ entailing, for instance, significant personal risk, vicarious trauma and an impossible-to-predict workload. But we know very little about the demands these changes pose for paramedics. As well as mapping the limited available evidence, our conclusion outlines contributions that management and organisation studies academics could make in this regard. Specifically we identify research avenues on workplace emotions, occupational stress and dirty work.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2019 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1-138-09765-9, 978-1-138-09765-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
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Item ID: 56005
Depositing User: Joanna Brewis
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 13:58
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 08:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/56005
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