Department of Organization

PhD defence: Mette Brehm Johansen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Mette Brehm Johansen has submitted her thesis entitled: Organizing patient involvement - An Ethnographic study

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:30

The thesis is about patients, healthcare professionals and managers and the work they do to answer the policy call for involving patients in quality improvement. Ethnographic fieldwork in a medical centre in a Danish university hospital lays the empirical ground for the analyses. Overall, the thesis contributes by analytically examining aspects often ascribed a static role as backgrounds, self-evident notions or passive tools for patient involvement: contexts, work, ‘the patient perspective’ and involvement methods. It moreover contributes by showing the multitude of patient shapes and the complexity of patient roles at play in the involvement activities and discusses the often undiscussed and invisible work entailed.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor MSO Anne Reff Pedersen
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:

Professor MSO and Head of Department Signe Vikkelsø
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Morten Knudsen (chair)
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
Associate Professor Rikke Sand Andersen
Department of Public Health and Department of Anthropology
Aarhus University
Associate Professor Attila Bruni
Department of Sociology and Social Research
Trento University

The thesis will be available from

The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the kitchen area on the 4th floor.

Date: 20 March 2018
Time: 12.30-14.30 PM
Location: Copenhagen Business School, K150, Kilevej 14A, 2000 Frederiksberg

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