This timely Research Handbook provides a comprehensive and transdisciplinary overview of current research in the field of health leadership. Emphasising diverse perspectives and under-explored issues, it calls for a sustainable future embracing social justice, technological innovation and artificial intelligence, patient-centredness of care, and the fair treatment of workers. This title contains one or more Open Access chapters.
Management practices within the healthcare sector are shaped by a multitude of professional, social, political and technical factors. This Elgar Encyclopedia of Healthcare Management provides clarity with holistic definitions and descriptions of essential healthcare systems, leadership and administration. Both engaging with new principles of care and existing themes within managerial practices, it offers a broad look into management within the ever-evolving sector.
Given growing caseloads, limited funding and staff shortages, the need for coordination in healthcare and elderly care is at an all-time high. This timely book conducts a cross-national analysis of coordination problems in healthcare and long-term care systems and provides novel insights on how to improve the lives of the elderly.
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This thoughtful book provides a refreshing, comparative perspective on the future of care homes in our post-pandemic world. Building on more than a decade of collaborative international and interdisciplinary research in Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the US, it employs a feminist political economy framework to address the key challenges facing care homes in this turbulent era.
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Foreword by David Brindle
In the face of major global demographic change, social care policy and practice are
in urgent need of radical reform and reassessment. Rising poverty, inequality and
pressure on local communities internationally, are also increasing the urgent need
for reform. Drawing on the crisis-ridden UK experience as a case-study, this highly
original book identifies the limits of the traditional welfare state in taking
forward policy for the twenty-first century. The proposals amount to a renewed
approach to social care, based on the philosophy of independent living as originally
developed by the international disabled people’s movement and subsequently embodied
in a United Nations treaty applicable to all in need of care and support. Despite
wide international sign up since adoption in 2008 there is little evidence of any
nation successfully delivering. For the first time, this book offers both a
blueprint for an environmentally sustainable, rights-based approach to social care
and a practical route to achieving it.
This insightful book provides a systematic analysis of the development of affluent Western welfare states in this turbulent era. It explores the consequences for welfare states of modern crises such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine. Most importantly, it investigates how to prioritize scarce resources in the face of many competing demands and argues that there is an urgent need to improve crisis funding whilst at the same time maintaining provision for vulnerable groups.
This title contains one or more Open Access chapters.
This ground breaking Handbook brings together a number of chapters into one comprehensive book on the timely subject matter of the political economy of health and health care. The book contains up-to-date discussion on the state of the art of the key questions of the subject matter, and it provides a unique understanding of health policy making by drawing on an interdisciplinary approach to political economy.
Examining how policy affects the human rights of people with disabilities, this
topical Handbook presents diverse empirical experiences of disability policy and
identifies the changes that are necessary to achieve social justice.
The development of health across an individual’s life depends on many factors, but
social determinants play a vital role. This timely Handbook simultaneously uses
theoretical, descriptive, explanatory and policy approaches to explore health
inequalities related to income, education, occupational status, social capital, and
also biological and genetic factors.
This engaging Research Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of research on social factors and mental health, examining how important it is to consider the social context in which mental health issues arise, and are dealt with in the mental health care system. It illustrates how social factors affect the interactive process of psychiatric diagnosis and how society responds to people who are labelled as mentally ill.