The rationalisation process of mental health services: illustration of a conflict field between professional and management rationality
by Claire Bélart
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management (IJPSPM), Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013

Abstract: This article examines the process of institutionalisation of management expertise in the field of public psychiatry through the implementation of a standardised system (RIM-P) which is intended to allow a detailed description of the care activity. The study that we propose is twofold. On one hand, we will attempt to define the conditions in which the system is able to invest the functioning of psychiatric sectors. On the other hand, we propose to consider the forms of collective mobilisation deployed by actors in these organisations in order to deal with the imposition of a new regulatory system.

Online publication date: Tue, 27-Aug-2013

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