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J Law Med Ethics. 2014 Winter;42(4):518-34. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12173.

Medical versus fiscal gatekeeping: navigating professional contingencies at the pharmacy counter.

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Assistant Professor of sociology at Saint Louis University where she researches institutional influences on health care decision-making.

Abstract

This paper theorizes that care provision depends on the set of "contingencies," or organizational and institutional structures, rules, narratives, and routines, surrounding professional work. Drawing on 95 interviews with U.S. pharmacists, I demonstrate how pharmacists prioritize specific contingencies and reveal how ethical decision-making depends on both organizational positioning and locus in inter-professional hierarchies.

PMID:
25565618
DOI:
10.1111/jlme.12173
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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