Anselm L. Strauss's research while affiliated with University of California, San Francisco and other places

Publications (42)

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This paper is about the complexities of understanding the medical technology scene. A variety of attacks and defences on and of this scene — largely simplistic and encapsulated in catchwords and phrases like ‘dehumanization,’‘rising hospital costs, ‘quality of life’- have gained currency. There is a need to recognize the complexities stemming from...
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Grounded theory methodology and procedure have become one of the most influential modes of carrying out qualitative research when generating theory is a principle aim of the researcher. This volume presents a series of readings that emphasize different aspects of grounded theory methodology and methods. The selections are written by former students...
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This paper offers a set of related concepts for analyzing the interactional mechanics of how work is carried out in organizations, and for analyzing the structural/organizational conditions that bear upon work performance. Our analytic discussion centers around four main concepts: (a) articulation, (b) arrangements, (c) the process of working thing...
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Using grounded theory as an example, this paper examines three methodological questions that are generally applicable to all qualitative methods. How should the usual scientific canons be reinterpreted for qualitative research? How should researchers report the procedures and canons used in their research? What evaluative criteria should be used in...
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The prevalence of chronic disease along with the technologies to develop these diseases, have altered the organizational structure of health care. Through documented case studies, the authors demonstrate how health workers confront these issues, guiding the reader through various work sites, the interactions of staff members with each other and wit...
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Problems of managing chronic illness at home are addressed in terms of the concept of work: what types and subtypes of work, entailing what tasks, who does them, how, where, the consequences, the problems involved. Three types of work and consequences of their interplay are discussed: illness work, everyday life work, and biographical work. Theoret...
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Older people, who have the major share of chronic illness, are also especially likely to encounter problems in carrying out regimens. The regimens themselves may be exhausting or complex. In addition, regimen management in the home takes place within a context characterised by personal and environmental, as well as illness related conditions. There...
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Management of chronic illness by couples, within the context of their lives, has the potential to become problematic, especially if the illness is severe. Working together collaboratively appears to be one way that some couples are able to prevent, resolve, or circumvent problems and go on to do the illness and biographic work that is necessary to...
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Sentiment is frequently involved in work either to get work done efficiently or because of humanistic considerations. This paper explores several questions: Are there different kinds of sentimental work? How is sentimental work carried out? When and where is it done; when not? Who does it? What is its relation to other types of work? When is it lik...
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Patient's participation in their own care, conceived as work, is the central theme of this paper. A second theme is the patients' work in relation to technology. A third is: the prevalence of chronic illness and how this relates to patients' work in the service of their own care. Data are from a multi-hospital field-research and interviewing study...
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This paper is about the complexities of understanding the medical technology scene. A variety of attacks and defences on and of this scene - largely simplistic and encapsulated in catchwords and phrases like 'dehumanization,' 'rising hospital costs,' 'quality of life' - have gained currency. There is a need to recognize the complexities stemming fr...
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Focusing on the total organizational setting in which pain is managed, research on and theories of the management of nonproblematic and inflicted pain are presented. Case studies are included, and issues related to the problem of incurable pain, technology and pain, and the need for organizational reform in pain management are considered. (PsycINFO...
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First, practitioners in the health care field will be interested in this book—especially those who deal with the chronically ill outside of acute care hospitals, including nurses, social workers, psychologists, physicians, and home-care agency personnel. A second group of readers are professionals who are involved in establishing health-care policy...

Citations

... In questioning the 'taken-forgranted' action orientation of many sociological theories, including symbolic interactionism, trajectories of suffering are of special sociological interest (Schütze, 1987). Under the influence of Anselm Strauss' and Barney Glaser's work on interactions between institutional processes and terminally ill patients (1970), as well as in cooperation with Anselm Strauss and his team of researchers (Strauss et al., 1985), Schütze and Riemann formulated a theory of biographical and collective trajectories (Riemann and Schütze, 1991). Trajectories represent a concept of social reality, which refers to both situations which are objectively (potentially) threatening and the interactive production and reproduction of threat, marginalization, and exclusion. ...
... The content of the posts ranged from information seeking and advice provision, to announcements by the group Administrator and general comments on political news. Data from both phases were analyzed using open coding and then by grouping open codes within broader categories following a grounded theory approach (Strauss et al. 1990). Consequently, the data were categorized as per the time period in refugees' journey, resulting in the three stages we identify and analyze in the next section. ...
... hierzu bspw. die Arbeiten von Anselm Strauss, die bereits Mitte des 20sten Jahrhunderts durchgeführt wurden (Strauss 1978;Strauss et al. 1980sowie Corbin und Strauss 2004 In seinem Überblicksaufsatz zeichnet Th omas Gerlinger zunächst diff erenziert den Verlauf der Gesundheitsreformpolitik in Deutschland nach, von ihren Anfängen als "strukturkonservierenden Kostendämpfungspolitik" in den 1980er Jahren bis hin zur "wettbewerbszentrierten Strukturreform", die mit dem Gesundheitsstrukturgesetz 1993 beginnt und seither durch wechselnde Regierungskoalitionen fortgeführt wird. Die dabei verfolgte Strategie beschreibt er als im Wesentlichen von Parteipolitik unabhängig. ...
... The pilot patients were excluded from the final study sample. Interview guides used for data collection from both HCWs and patients were informed by the literature [12,20] and pre-tested. The research team consisted of three trained fieldworkers: KH (male), BC and BB (females) in the presence of the researcher TM (a female medical doctor practicing public health in Botswana who is not fluent in isiXhosa). ...
... Some physicians articulated the importance of being in control as part of safety; at times physicians might feel that informed consent needs to take a back seat to safety in cases of unexpected emergency, such as fetal bradycardia or postpartum hemorrhage. In addition to the long-contested status of what can or should constitute informed consent (Fagerhaugh et al., 1987;Ahmed, Bryant, Tizro, & Shickle, 2012), the concept of decision making competence discourages discussion when patients are in so much pain that they cannot concentrate or have received narcotic pain medications (Graber, Ely, Clarke, Kurtz, & Weir, 1999). The complexity of decision making in light of potential conflicts between maternal and fetal interests may require too much information for a woman to absorb within the dynamic birth process, and physicians might feel that they best understood a woman's true wishes in the office prior to the onset of labor. ...
... The films reviewed depict this in different ways. First, it is recognized that institutional culture can affect the relationship between their healthcare providers and staff, and this in turn can affect the manner in which they interact with patients [75,78]. This was particularly clear in Wit in the interactions between the physicians and nurse looking after Professor Bearing. ...
... None of the persons invited to participate in the study refused, nor resigned during the course of the interview. An individual in-depth interview was conducted with each of the caregivers, in accordance with Charmaz's definition of an intensive interview which as a qualitative research method with high interpretative potential, allows in-depth examination of the relevant problem [31: p. [25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35]. In order to obtain detailed and targeted empirical data that comprehensively illustrate the analysed issue, the respondents were encouraged to not only describe experiences related to caring for individuals with PWS with respect to the topics suggested by the researchers, but also to provide their own insights and interpretations of the events related to the condition and its course. ...
... Glaser is known for his rather "lenient" perspective, suggesting that "All is data" (Glaser & Holton, 2004) and thus may be analysed using grounded theory (Bryant 2003; in comparison see e.g., Strauss and Corbin 1997). I followed the approach outlined by Glaser and Holton (2004). ...
... This definition also includes the cognitive and physical work the seeker engages in with technology to capture, manage, curate, and archive information (Hogan & Palmer, 2005). All types of work involve production, construction, consumption, or use of information (Hogan & Palmer, 2005;Wiener et al., (1997). Corbin and Straus (1988) explained that without successful information work, other kinds of work cannot be completed (p. ...
... Etablierte Erklärungsangebote in der Soziologie: Kameradschaftsnormen in Gefahrengemeinschaften, insbesondere der Polizei (Bates 1980;Mizrahi 1984;Lipset et al. 1997;Bosk 2003) auch einige Ansätze zur Erklärung von Solidarität unter Mitgliedern sozialer Gebilde überhaupt. Diese Ansätze werde ich im folgenden Abschnitt rekonstruieren und anschließend auf ihre Erklärungskraft für das Phänomen starker Berufsgruppensolidarität im Allgemeinen und unter Polizisten im Besonderen befragen. ...