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Managing Change in Healthcare

Managing Change in Healthcare
Using Action Research

First Edition

April 2009 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Each chapter flows well and holds the reader's interest. The book is suitable for learners and experienced practitioners. - Keith Hurst, Leeds University

The management of change in the context of new policy directives and agendas is a critical issue for healthcare practitioners. All professionals – not just managers - need to develop and implement new services designed to bring patients into the centre of healthcare delivery. This book looks at the leadership, interpersonal, and management skills needed to manage such change effectively within multi-professional healthcare settings.

Key Features

  • Provides unique use of action research as a model for planning and implementing change at the patient-service interface
  • Makes use of evidence and case studies to demonstrate the stages of the change process
  • Includes tips and useful strategies for achieving change
  • Shows dynamic change can be achieved at the individual, team, departmental and organizational level
  • Covers a range of topics including: organizational culture; leadership; conflict resolution; managerial roles; and organizational analysis

Managing Change in Healthcare is ideal for all nursing and allied health care trainees taking courses in management and leadership. It will also be invaluable for qualified professionals and managers who need a clear and engaging guide to the key issues and skills underpinning effective healthcare management.

Healthcare - A Changing Environment
Action Research as a Strategy for Implementing Change
The Social Context of Change
Management in Healthcare - Theory and Practice
Leadership in Health Care
Approaches to Change
Organizational and Professional Cultures in Healthcare
Organizational Analysis and Learning
Reactions to Change 1 - Resistance
Reactions to Change 2 - Conflict
Strategies for Implementing Change

`Each chapter flows well and holds the reader's interest. The book is suitable for learners and experienced practitioners' Keith Hurst, Leeds University

I have found this book interesting and relevant to my students taking the Professional experience module. It is expected that their research proposal (which will begin after their internship) would emanate from their experience as interns and would focus on identifying care and management gaps within healthcare organisations and propose evidence based interventions through action research. This book will support them in developing strategies to achieve this.

Ms Ogechi Ohadomere
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
September 9, 2020

For those working in an ever changing working environment this provides easy reading to help plan changes within the workplace. Useful for most practitioners in a leadership position

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
July 27, 2015

Excellent textbook for health care professionals/students who want to manage change in the clinical setting. I would recommend this to 3rd year students.

Mrs Tracey Rogers
Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire
January 12, 2015

Useful text book for any health practitioner who wants to manage change in the workplace.

Mrs Eleri Mills
Health and Social Care, Glyndwr University
September 23, 2014

Excellent resource for level 5 care leadership, also used with my own level 7 work. Good links to healthcare.

Miss Christina Broadbent
Health and Social Care, Tyne Metropolitan College
September 17, 2013

Will recommend this book as extra information in the course Leadership and Innovation. Course for master students in nursery.

Professor Hein Wendt
O2L, KU Leuven
May 7, 2013

enjoyable read, reflects on research amnd evidence. allittle in depth for the novice nurse but relevant for senoir staff.

Ms Carol-anne Westwell
Nursing & Midwifery, Bangor University
November 19, 2012

This book is very easy to follow and encourages the reader to see the relationship between research and change management.

It would be applicable to both pre registration healthcare students and post registration

Mrs Adele Nightingale
Faculty of Health (Liverpool), Edge Hill University
October 15, 2012

A well written book and very readable. Would suggest that this is more suitable for final year degree or post-graduate studies where a base level of understanding is in place to really benefit from this text.

Mrs Karen Evans
Faculty of Health & Social Work, University of Plymouth
September 13, 2012

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Chapter Two

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