Abstract The United States Navy and the American medical fields can be defined as bureaucratic organizations where bureaucracy affects their decisions. Part of the bureaucracy of the organization also includes limited objectives, performance rewarded is based on the quantity or quality of the work, and participation based on mutual limited agreements. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the American medical profession and the U.S. Navy were faced with problems that required changes in the bureaucracy of the organizations. The focus of this paper is to show how bureaucratic organizations, such as the U.S. Navy and American medical professions, needs to change over a period of time. Changes in the U.S. Navy and the Medical Fields Barry...The end:
..... Security 8 (2), 214-226. Sugarman , B. (1996). Learning, working, managing, sharing: The new paradigm of the ‘learning organization’. Retrieved May 9, 2010, from http://www.lesley.edu/journals/jppp/2/sugarman.html Tidy, S. (1959). Bureaucracy and rationality in Weber’s organization theory: An empirical study. American Sociological Review 24 (6), 791-795. Turner, R. (1947). The Navy disbursing officer as a bureaucrat. American Sociological Review 12 (3), 342-348. Weisz , G., Cambrosio , A., Keating, P., Knaapen , L., Schlich , T., & Tournay , V. (2007). The emergence of clinical practice guidelines. Milbank Quarterly 85 (4), 691-727. Wilcox, L. (2008). Preventing chronic disease. Public Health Research, Practice and Policy. 5 (4), 1-10.