Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 June 2022

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780198816362

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The Paramedic at Work

A Sociology of a New Profession

Leo McCann

  • The first in-depth sociological study of paramedics in England, providing insights into the culture of a widely respected but misunderstood uniformed profession
  • Detailed and emotive findings from field observations and interviews take the reader right into the heart of the unique experiences of ambulance work
  • A timely exploration of the nature and future of a profession facing immense challenges in a fast evolving landscape
  • Grounded in conceptual research on the sociology of professions, street-level bureaucracy, New Public Management, technical work, care work, and 'extreme' work

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