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.
|Title of host publication||Real governance and practical norms in Sub-Saharan Africa : The game of the rules|
|Editors||Tom De Herdt, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan|
|Number of pages||19|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Informal Economy
- practical norms