Let Your Light So Shine, Roche Laboratories, NJ

Why Diagram?

One of your primary duties is to be constantly aware of the nature of the social relationships in the ward and the part you can play in helping the patients to improve them...

To study the social structure of the ward, it is essential that you be able to answer such questions as the following:

  • Who is the leader? Are there two leaders? Is there a hostile leader?
  • Who belongs to existing groups?
  • Who are the fringe members?
  • Who are the isolates?
  • Is there competition to be the 'sickest' patient?