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Excellence in Health Care Management

  • ID: 2246904
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The nature of working relationships in the NHS is changing. The development of a market–oriented approach to health care delivery has been central to these changes, most noticeably seen with the advent of resource management, the development of the internal economy for health care and the development of Trusts and GP fundholders.

This textbook provides an accessible introduction to the key issues and dilemmas facing health care managers today. It provides the broad base of subjects which together inform current opinion in meeting present day challenges and aspirations to excellence in care provision.
The book is divided into sections covering the key issues in health care management. The first section looks at attaining excellence in human resources management and includes a chapter devoted to health careers in the twenty–first century. Key concepts in quality, finance and information management are clearly explained in the second part of the book. Section three covers funding in health care education and training, directly challenging some of the common assumptions held by employers, educationalists and human resource developers. The final section considers the politics of health care and sets the scene for effective, efficient health care management today and in the future.
With contributions from experienced practitioners in health care management, this book provides an authoritative introduction to critical issues in contemporary health care management for students, manager, health care practitioners, policy–makers and educators.
Key features are:

Addresses the problems and issues relating to quality management

Approachable, up–to–date with current thinking

Wide appeal for students and practicing managers

Takes a contemporary, theoretical and practical perspective
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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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"The book is lucid, scholarly and particularly well referenced. It is reasonably priced and is thus essential reading to all students of health policy and management and will be found refreshing by those intending to spend their working lives in the field of health care. It should therefore be added to the collection of each NHS trust and each university library."Journal of Advanced Nursing

"Excellence in Health care Management fills a void in the present literature on the more strategic, conceptual and thought–provoking issues around nursing and nursing ethics...A must for your NHS, MBA reading list, but also for students of power, politics and feminism. It is a must, too, for nurses who see themselves going into a career structure in the millennium."Health Service Journal

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