Paperback: £19.99 / $34.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-318-1, BIC 2: MBDC MBX JPP MBPM
Looking at the current turmoil facing contemporary healthcare systems worldwide, resulting from relentless imposition of financially-based performance indicators, the author argues that a return to a values-based approach to healthcare will create positive transformation. Writing from the fresh perspective of social anthropology, the author takes a highly pragmatic approach to practice, emphasizing the importance of values such as compassion, solidarity and social justice. He suggests that without being able clearly to identify the values and goals that unite their 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 in practical ways to positive change within their organizations.
This much-needed and very accessible book will be essential reading for anyone interested in a better approach to healthcare reform, from clinicians and nurses, to managers and policy makers, as well as the interested reader.
17 December 2012
The trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries in Sydney, Australia, were proud to host the launch of Humanizing Healthcare Reforms by Gerald A. Arbuckle, PhD on 13th December 2012. Here are a few words that were said at the launch on behalf of Jessica Kingsley, MD of Jessica Kingsley Publishers: “The sample pages [Gerry] sent were immediately fascinating...
13 November 2012
Gerald A. Arbuckle, PhD, author of the new book Humanizing Healthcare Reforms, talks about the threats currently facing our healthcare systems. Healthcare systems throughout the Western world, including the much loved National Health Service (NHS) in England, are under ever-increasing threats. This means that the welfare and safety of patients are endangered. The threats come from two...