Managerial and Organisational Challenges In Emergency Services Work: can harmful psychological stress be reduced through Organisational Development?

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This pilot study attempts to make these percentages and figures “come to life” in a more everyday picture of how stress is experienced, and how it is related to management and organisation. A number of qualitative single and group interviews with 5 leaders and 10 EMTs were recorded, transcribed and analysed. With a point of departure in the interviews some psychodynamic patterns in the work of the EMTs are identified and theorized: The active-passive inversion, The princess, the Dragon and the Knight, Repair, The by Identification broken distance screen, Containing and the defence mechanisms: Cynicism and mechanisation.
Translated title of the contributionLedelsesmæssige og organisatoriske udfordringer i ambulancearbejde - kan skadelige psykisk stress reduceres gennem organisationsudvikling?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date19 Nov 2016
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2016
EventThe OPUS Conference 2016: Organisational and Social Dynamics - The Ambassadors Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Nov 201619 Nov 2016


ConferenceThe OPUS Conference 2016
LocationThe Ambassadors Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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