San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us on 1st May for an evening lecture by Professor Pieter Degeling. This event is jointly hosted by the Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Centre for Global Health Research at Imperial College London.
From January 2002 to December 2006, he was Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Clinical Management Development at the University of Durham. Prior to that, he was Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Clinical Governance Research at the University of New South Wales.
He has published extensively on health care reform, clinician management, clinical pathway development and implementation and clinical governance.
Abstract: The paper reports findings from a cross-national study that involved 2637 hospital-based medical, nursing and managerial staff in China, Australia, New Zealand and England. The data was gathered via a closed ended questionnaire that was structured to map the stances of doctors, nurses and managers on issues and matters that are the focus of reform. The paper documents the ways in which the stances of Chinese medical, nursing and managerial staff differed from those of those located in Commonwealth countries. Whereas the results obtained from Commonwealth hospitals showed a marked division between clinicians and managers about (i) clinical autonomy and (ii) the prerogatives of management, this was not the case in Chinese hospitals. The paper traces these differences to a range of cultural, organisational and policy based factors and demonstrates how (in often unforeseen ways) these factors may shape room for manoeuvre in hospital reform. The concluding discussion canvasses some of the implications of the forgoing findings for cross-cultural consultancy.
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