The chapter investigates the inhospitality of Nigerien hospitals. Based on participant observation with the National Hospital of Niamey, the author describes the daily functioning of the emergency services. He points out the crucial role played by the patients' attendants in oiling the functioning of health facilities and the provision of care. The article explores how medical staff interact with patients and how they both contribute in producing the practical norms that shape the functioning of the emergency service.
|Titel||Real governance and practical norms in Sub-Saharan Africa : The game of the rules|
|Redaktører||Tom De Herdt, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan|
|Status||Udgivet - 2015|
Hahonou, E. K. (2015). Juggling with the norms: Everyday practice in an emergency service in Niger. I T. De Herdt, & J-P. Olivier de Sardan (red.), Real governance and practical norms in Sub-Saharan Africa: The game of the rules (s. 123-141). Routledge.