The Reform of Health Care: Shaping, Adapting And Resisting Policy Developments

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorHelen Dickinson, Russell Mannion

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This book examines how healthcare organisations shape, adapt and resist developments in healthcare policy and practice. This is an international text bringing together contributions from around the globe and covers a wide range of different discussions in relation to the policy/practice gap.

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This book examines how healthcare organisations shape, adapt and resist developments in healthcare policy and practice. This is an international text bringing together contributions from around the globe and covers a wide range of different discussions in relation to the policy/practice gap.

HELEN DICKINSON Senior Lecturer at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK, and a senior researcher for the Third Sector Research Centre, UK. She has research interests in collaborative working, leadership and priority setting, and decision making and has authored, co-authored or editedeight books and overt...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.68 × 5.64 × 0.88 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230297935

ISBN - 13:9780230297937

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Table of Contents

Introduction; H.Dickinson& R.Mannion
THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONALS IN IMPLEMENTING POLICY
The Lost Health Service Tribe: In Search of Middle Managers; P.Hyde, E.Granter, L.McCann& J.Hassard
Managing the Psychological Contract in Health and Social Care: the Role of Policy; D.Wainwright &S.Sambrook
Autonomy in Health Care Practice: a Paradise Lost? P.Hupe
Affording Discretion in How Policy Objectives are Achieved: Lessons from Clinical Involvement in Decision-Making; A.McDermott, M.Keating& M.Benyon
Comparing the Quality of Working Life of Doctors with Other Workers Across Europe; A.Mark, S.Lewis& M.Brookes
THE ROLE OF CULTURE AND INSTITUTIONS IN IMPLEMENTING POLICY
The Role of Organisational Identity in Healthcare Mergers: an NHS Example; N.Lennox-Chhugani
Organizational Networks - Can They Deliver Improvements in Health Care? S.Dopson, E.Ferlie, L.Fitzgerald& G.McGivern
Discourse in Healthcare Policy: Comparing UK and Canada; E.Oborn, M.Barrett, A.Komporozos-Athanasiou& Y.Chan
Patient Safety: Whose Vision? K.Charles, L.McKee&S.McCann
CASE STUDIES ON IMPLEMENTATION AND REFORM
Inside Foundation Trust Hospitals: Using Archetype Theory to Understand how Freedoms Translate into Practice; R.Addicott&F.Frosini
Structuring Emergency Care: Policy and Organisational Behavioural Dimensions; P.Nugus, M.Sheikh& J.Braithwaite
Chronicling Twenty Years of Health Reform in the Czech Republic; S.L.Oswald & R.McEldowney
Achieving and Resisting Change: Workarounds Straddling and Widening Gaps; D.Debono, D.Greenfield, D.Black &J.Braithwaite
Taking the Gaps Seriously: the Experience of Primary Health Care Networks in Western Canada; A.Casebeer& T.Reay
A Very Unpleasant Disease: Successful Post-Crisis Management in a Hospital Setting; C.Pilbeam& D.Buchanan
Conclusions; H.Dickinson& R.Mannion