Showing respect for dependency

Research Cluster

Speaker:Professor Tim Dartington, Associate of the Tavistock Institute and a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust.
Date: Tuesday 23 October 2007
Time: 16:00
Location: Room 106 Streatam Court

Further details

There is an agenda of opportunity in health and social welfare policy, which contributes to an underlying psychological splitting between the heroic and the stoical in human relations. Why have health and social care systems proved so intractable to integration and partnership? Why were they separated in the first place? I draw on work of the Tavistock Institute in thinking about contemporary issues in a post-dependency culture of socio-economic relations and relate this to changing organisational contexts and the Janus-like leadership required.

Recent publications

2004 (with Andrew Cooper) The vanishing organization: organizational containment in a networked world. In Working Below The Surface, the emotional life of contemporary organizations, ed. Clare Huffington et al. London: Karnac.
2004 In Defence of Inefficiency. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 4, 2, pp 298-310.
2006 Managing Vulnerability. Editorial in, Dementia, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp.475-7. Sage