• 1
    The influence of non-medical staff is better documented in the United States. See, for example, the following: Mannon, J.M., ‘Defining and Treating “Problem Patients” in a Hospital Emergency letting’, Medical Care, Vol. 14, no. 12. Roth, J. and Douglas D., The Utilisation and Functioning of the Hospital Emergency Service, Report to the National Institute of Health. Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis, 1971. Sudnow, D., Passing On; The Social Organisation of Dying, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 1967.
  • 2
    Sudnow, David, ‘Normal Crimes: Sociological Features of the Penal Code - a Public Defender's Office’, Social Problem, Vol. 12, 1965.
  • 3
    Scheff, T., ‘Typification in the Diagnostic Practices of Rehabilitation Agencies?’ in, MarvinSussman (ed.) Sociology and Rehabilitation, Washington D.C, ASA 1966.
  • 4
    Some of the findings of that research are reported in the following: Hughes, D., ‘Everyday and Medical Knowledge in Categorising Patients?’ in, Dingwall, R. et al., Health Care and Health Knowledge, London: Croom Helm, 1977. Hughes, D., ‘Patient Categorisation as Practical Decision-Making?’, University College of Swansea, M.S.R.C., Occasional Paper No. 11, 1976.
  • 5
    Sudnow, D., 1967, op. cit. provides far more detailed description of the variations in the handling of patients D.O.A. (Dead on Arrival), of course.
  • 6
    Jeffries, R., ‘Normal Patients and Deviants in the Casualty Setting‘, Paper presented at a conference on ‘Medical Ideologies?’ at Bath in September 1974.
  • 7
    See Sacks, HarveyNotes on Police Assessment of Moral Character?’ in Sudnow, E., Studies in Social Interaction, New York : Free Press, 1972.