Integrating Primary Health Care: Leading, Managing, Facilitating

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2006 - Medical - 226 pages

This book combines models, theory and practical advice that guides clinicians, managers and facilitators to lead integrated primary health care. Using case studies and real life examples, the practical sections are cross-referred to theoretical sections that show how theories of whole system learning and change can be applied in different situations. Exercises help the reader to devise their own tailor-made interventions in small organisations, in networks, and in large institutions. The latest theories about leadership in complex situations are covered and challenges to traditional approaches to research and understandings of health are made. This book is perfect for those who lead or teach change in health care institutions such as primary care organisations, in small organisations such as general practices, and through networks. In particular practitioners and managers who wish to make sense of complex interacting factors will find it of great benefit.

 

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Contents

New ways of thinking about leadership
21
The extraordinary potential of primary care organisations
35
Developing your leadership skills
49
Mary Poppins
56
Exercises
66
Paulo Friere
72
Things you can do to help people to enquire and learn together
78
Revisit your case study
84
Exercises
128
Where is general practice heading?
147
Towards an integrating theory of knowledge
157
Towards an integrating theory of health 1 65
165
Reconciling linear and systems thinking
173
Techniques that integrate linear and systems
189
Wholesystem events
199
Seeing things through different eyes
209

a carnival
91
Exercises
100
the case study
107
Looking after yourself
119
Interviewing for team players
215
Index
221
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