Humanizing Healthcare Reforms
Looking at the current turmoil facing contemporary healthcare systems worldwide, resulting from relentless imposition of financially-based performance indicators, the author argues that a return to a values-based approach to healthcare will create positive transformation. Writing from the fresh perspective of social anthropology, the author takes a highly pragmatic approach to practice, emphasizing the importance of values such as compassion, solidarity and social justice. He suggests that without being able clearly to identify the values and goals that unite their members, healthcare organizations are unlikely to be able to meet the demands of the constant and varied pressures they face, and
About Gerald Arbuckle
Reviews for Humanizing Healthcare Reforms
Nursing Standard This book is a useful mirror for managers and clinicians to reflect on and mitigate their own responses to structural change.
Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy