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Examines the ideological nature of competence-based approaches to the management training of nurse managers. Explores the transition required from a "clinical" identity to a managerial one. Employs Habermas' theory of communicative action to analyse the ideological features and to provide a way...
Shared leadership is a management model based on the shared governance philosophy. Assumes those individuals or teams performing tasks are best equipped to provide meaningful improvement. The changing image of the current leadership model is one that resides in relationships rather than with a...
This paper introduces a systems‐based methodology for conducting analysis of organizational structure for health care operations. Increasingly, health care organizations must operate in turbulent environments characterized by rapid change, high levels of uncertainty, and increasing levels of...
This paper reports the experience of a single pilot in total primary care purchasing (TPP) between 1995 and 1997. The article’s structure is based on a framework created from the seven original objectives of the pilot and 12 themes emerging from qualitative data analysis. Data are mainly drawn...
The purpose of this paper is to provide an explanation and understanding of developments in casemix and related information systems at a large regional hospital, Health Waikato (HW), in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. The themes will be explicated and theorised, drawing on the...
Although the Internet is already a valuable information resource in medicine, there are important challenges to be faced before physicians and general users will have extensive access to this information. As a result of a research effort to compile a health‐related Internet directory, new tools...
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