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Gerald Arbuckle - Humanizing Healthcare Reforms - 9781849053181 - V9781849053181
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Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

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Description for Humanizing Healthcare Reforms Paperback. This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to identify the goals that unite their members and how individuals at every level can contribute to positive change in their organizations. Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures. BIC Classification: MBDC; MBPM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 228 x 156 x 14. Weight in Grams: 402.

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 ... Read more

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About Gerald Arbuckle
Gerald A. Arbuckle, PhD, is a Cambridge University trained anthropologist and a cultural and organisational consultant to public and private healthcare systems in the United States, Canada, and Australia. A former director of the national board of St Vincent's Health, Australia, he was appointed in 2008 by the Government of New South Wales to the Independent Panel to oversee the ... Read more

Reviews for Humanizing Healthcare Reforms
Humanizing Healthcare Reform is essential reading for all those interested in a structured approach to healthcare reform, from clinicians and nurses to managers and policy makers.
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 ... Read more

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