Excellence in Health Care Management / Edition 1

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Overview

This book is a real-world critique of the ideologies and theories of health care management as applied to today's practice. Central issues such as people management and workplace education are approached from contemporary, theoretical and practical perspectives. Concepts of training, quality, finance, information and transition management are considered in detail with a strong emphasis on inter-professional working. Excellence in Health Care Management will appeal to students studying general management courses as well as human resource managers, health professionals, and management trainees.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Arnold D. Kaluzny, PhD, MHA (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Public Health)
Description: This compilation of papers on healthcare management is divided into four sections, with each section having at least one chapter devoted to the section topic.
Purpose: The book is intended to "fill the gap for an accessible introduction to the key issues and dilemmas facing health care managers today." The focus is on the United Kingdom, and there is no attempt to provide homogeneity in style, approach, or philosophy but to reflect the diverse nature of the field and the challenges faced by the management community.
Audience: The audience for the book is far ranging, including managers, students of health services and social policy, clinicians, educators, social or management theorists, human resource specialists, and policy developers and planners.
Features: The first section is focused on a human resource management and includes chapters on organizational change, organizational health, and health careers. The second section is dedicated to the concepts of quality, finance, and information management and has two chapters devoted to this topic area. The third section deals with education and training and includes chapters on professional and vocational training , funding for training and the challenges of credentialling. The last section entitled "Managing Paradox" contains one chapter intended to provide a wide-ranging review of the broader and increasingly global macro-economic and political issues affecting the distribution and outcomes of health care interventions.
Assessment: The National Health Service in the U.K. is undergoing a transformation, and the contribution of this edited work is to provide insight into the managerial challenges facing those charged with the responsibility of actually providing services during this process. The chapters integrate a great deal of material and try to use this material to understand what needs to be done in an uncertain world of health services
Arnold D. Kaluzny
This compilation of papers on healthcare management is divided into four sections, with each section having at least one chapter devoted to the section topic. The book is intended to ""fill the gap for an accessible introduction to the key issues and dilemmas facing health care managers today."" The focus is on the United Kingdom, and there is no attempt to provide homogeneity in style, approach, or philosophy but to reflect the diverse nature of the field and the challenges faced by the management community. The audience for the book is far ranging, including managers, students of health services and social policy, clinicians, educators, social or management theorists, human resource specialists, and policy developers and planners. The first section is focused on a human resource management and includes chapters on organizational change, organizational health, and health careers. The second section is dedicated to the concepts of quality, finance, and information management and has two chapters devoted to this topic area. The third section deals with education and training and includes chapters on professional and vocational training , funding for training and the challenges of credentialling. The last section entitled ""Managing Paradox"" contains one chapter intended to provide a wide-ranging review of the broader and increasingly global macro-economic and political issues affecting the distribution and outcomes of health care interventions. The National Health Service in the U.K. is undergoing a transformation, and the contribution of this edited work is to provide insight into the managerial challenges facing those charged with the responsibility of actually providing servicesduring this process. The chapters integrate a great deal of material and try to use this material to understand what needs to be done in an uncertain world of health services

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632040322
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/30/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Morton-Cooper MEd, RGN is Research Fellow at the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Edinburgh; Margaret Bamford PhD, MSc, RN, has a Senior Research Fellowship at the Centre for Health Planning and Management, Keele University, and is Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Business School, Aston University, Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Section I - Excellence in Human Resources Management: Organisational change - implications for HRM; Health careers in the 21st century; Dimensions of Orgnisational Health; Section II - Key Concepts in Quality, Fianance and Information Management: Quality management in health care, Key conepts in finance and information management; Section III - Education and Training for Health Care: A critique of alternative pathways in professional and vocational education; Funding issues in education and training; "Credentialling" in health care and its implications; Section IV - Managing Paradox - The Politics of Health Care The paradox of health care provision; The paradox of caring (an art or a science?); The paradox of welfare; The paradox of technological arrogance; The paradox of human communication; The paradox of public "charterism"; Index

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