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    Humanizing Healthcare Reforms:

    ISBN-10: 1849053189
    ISBN-13: 9781849053181
    Author(s): Gerald A. Arbuckle, Maria Ho
    Description: This book looks at the current turmoil facing contemporary healthcare systems worldwide, which has resulted from relentless reorganization being imposed upon them, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. Writing from the  More...
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    Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 256
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.880
    Language: English

    This book looks at the current turmoil facing contemporary healthcare systems worldwide, which has resulted from relentless reorganization being imposed upon them, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. Writing from the unique and fresh perspective of social anthropology, the author takes a highly logical approach to practice and emphasizes the importance of values such as compassion, solidarity and social justice. He stipulates that without being able to clearly identify the values and goals that unite its members, healthcare organizations are unlikely to be able to meet the demands of the constant and varied pressures they face, and explains how individuals at every level in healthcare can contribute to positive change within their organizations.This much-needed and highly accessible book will be essential reading for anyone interested in healthcare reform from clinicians and nurses, to managers and policy makers as well as the interested reader.

    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Power and Complexity of Culture: Healthcare Insights
    Healthcare Models in Conflict: What about the Patient?
    Tribalism between Clinicians and Managers: Risk to Patients
    Bullying in Healthcare Institutions: An Anthropological Perspective
    Leading Cultural Change in Healthcare
    Leading Mergers in Healthcare: Cultural Processes
    Faith-Based Healthcare: Case Study
    Discussion Questions
    Further Reading
    References
    Index

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