Health Care Safety and Organisational Change

Ruth Boaden, Bernard Burnes

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Care Errors and Patient Safety|Health Care Errors and Patient Safety
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2009


  • Change and patient safety
  • Consideration of culture and conclusion that organisations are 'essentially political entities'
  • Framework for change
  • Health care safety and organizational change
  • Organisational culture
  • Patient safety and understanding where the problem lies
  • Planned approach
  • Rationale for emergent approach
  • Schools of thought regarding organisational change
  • Top-down and bottom-up approaches to implement a patient safety culture

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