Juggling with the norms: Everyday practice in an emergency service in Niger

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Abstract

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.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelReal governance and practical norms in Sub-Saharan Africa : The game of the rules
RedaktørerTom De Herdt, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan
Antal sider19
Udgivelses stedAbingdon
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdato2015
Sider123-141
Kapitel5
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-13-885258-7
StatusUdgivet - 2015

Citer dette

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.