The Risks of Managing Uncertainty: the limitations of governance and choice, and the potential for trust

Brown, Patrick R and Calnan, Michael .W. (2010) The Risks of Managing Uncertainty: the limitations of governance and choice, and the potential for trust. Social Policy and Society, 9 (1). pp. 13-24. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746409990169

Abstract

The inherent problems and limitations of managing risk and uncertainty are examined in a salient case setting – the English NHS. The ‘dark-side’ of simply trusting professionals to pursue their own craft, as acknowledged by Sennett, has been politicised to under-gird an increased use of quasi-markets, via the choice agenda, and governance. It is argued that these alternatives to trust – price and control – are further dysfunctional still. The innate tendencies of governance, and therefore choice, to lose sight of patient care are even more pronounced than the fallibility of professionals. A new, qualified form of trust is proposed in resolution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: risk management, governance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2010 15:13
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 10:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24417 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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