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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

The House of God: The Fallacy of Neutral Universalism in Medicine
The house of god: The fallacy of neutral universalism in medicine
Vivian OtaWang

If there is any possible means of increasing the common wisdom and ability of mankind it must be sought in medicine.

—Descartes

Behind medical practices are overt and covert values that must be brought to light and examined if one desires to gain a clearer understanding of the attitudes and behaviors held by medical practitioners and the organizational culture that sustains them. For this to occur, a critical analysis of how the medical organizational culture is manifested, influenced, and connected to other sociocultural institutions and traditions must be considered within the context of the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of those who teach and practice. Clearly, ...

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