Leading Change in Healthcare:
Transforming Organizations Using Complexity, Positive Psychology and Relationship-Centered Care
The challenge of transforming organizational culture is at the
heart of many key movements in contemporary healthcare, and
understanding culture change has become a core leadership competency.
However, much current practice is based on antiquated and
psychologically unsophisticated theories, leaving leaders inadequately
prepared for the complex task of implementing change. Leading Change in
Healthcare presents relationship-centered administration, an effective
new evidence-based alternative to traditional culture change
methodologies. It integrates fresh insights and methods from complexity
science, positive psychology and relationship-centered care, enabling a
more spontaneous and reflective approach to change management. This
fosters greater organizational awareness and real participation, as well
as improved productivity and creativity, as well as staff recruitment
and retention. Case studies drawn from primary care, hospitals,
long-term care, professional education, international NGOs and other
settings, rather than emphasizing the end results, are demonstrations of
how to apply relationship-centered administration in everyday practice.
Leading Change Healthcare is a key resource for all practitioners,
students and teachers of healthcare management, medical educators, and
leaders in all areas of healthcare provision.
Publication Date: March 11, 2011 | ISBN-10: 1846194482 | ISBN-13: 978-1846194481 | Edition: 1