Knowledge to Action?: Evidence-Based Health Care in Context by Sue Dopson, Louise Fitzgerald, Ewan Ferlie, John Gabbay (Hardback, 2005)
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- DescriptionHealth services can and should be improved by applying research findings about best practice. Yet, in Klwedge to Action?, the authors explore why it nevertheless proves toriously difficult to implement change based on research evidence in the face of strong professional views and complex organizational structures. The book draws on a large body of evidence acquired in the course of nearly fifty in-depth case studies, following attempts to introduce evidence-based practice in the UK NHS over more than a decade. Using qualitative methods to study hospital and primary care settings, they are able to shed light on why some of these attempts succeeded where others faltered. By opening up the intricacies and complexities of change in the NHS, they reveal the limitations of the simplistic approaches to implementing research or introducing evidence-based health care. A unique synthesis of evidence, the book brings together data from 1,400 interviews with doctors, nurses, and managers, as well as detailed observations and documentary analysis. The authors provide an analysis, rooted in a range of theoretical perspectives, that underlines the intimate links between organizational structures and cultures and the utilization of kwledge, and draws conclusions which will be of significance for other areas of public management. Their findings have implications for the utlization of kwledge in situations where there is a professional tradition working within a politically sensitive blend of public service, managerial accountability, and technical expertise. Kwledge to Action? will be of interest to Academics, Researchers, and Advanced Students of Organizational Behaviour, Public and Health Management, and Evidence-Based Medicine; and also of particular interest to Practitioners, Clinicians, and Public Health Managers concerned with implementing change to clinical practice.
- Author BiographySue Dopson is Rhodes Reader in Organizational Behaviour, Said Business School, and Fellow of Templeton College, University of Oxford. A member of the Oxford Health Care Management Institute, she is involved in the development of courses for the NHS and a number of research projects, including the evaluation of projects aimed at improving clinical effectiveness, exploring issues of getting the results of medical research evidence into clinical practice, and more general research in the area of NHS management. She has published several books and articles on the changes in the management of the NHS, the changing nature of middle management, management careers, and developments in public sector management. Louise Fitzgerald is Professor of Organizational Development in the Department of Human Resource Management at De Montfort University. She completed her PhD whilst a lecturer at Salford University, was a Senior Lecturer at Warwick University, and a Professor and Director of Research at St. Bartholomew's School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University. Her research interests centre on the management of change in professional organizations, particularly health care, and she has published widely in journals such as Human Relations, Personnel Review, and the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, as well as having co-authored several books including The New Public Management in Action (OUP, 1996).
- Author(s)Ewan Ferlie,John Gabbay,Louise Fitzgerald,Sue Dopson
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication12/05/2005
- SubjectBusiness, Accounting & Vocational: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight485 g
- Width162 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine18 mm
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