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Evidence Based Management: a Practical Guide for Health Professionals

Evidence Based Management: a Practical Guide for Health Professionals

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There are two dominant themes is modern nursing and medicine. The first is evidence-based practice. The second is modern management theory. This book brings these two dominant themes together in a fascinating study of evidence-based management.

  • Edited By: Dr Rosemary Stewart
  • Published Date: January 1, 1998
  • Publisher: Ausmed Publications
  • ISBN: 0-9579876-2-5

Overview

There are two dominant themes is modern nursing and medicine. The first is evidence-based practice. The second is modern management theory. This book brings these two dominant themes together in a fascinating study of evidence-based management.

‘Evidence-based management is primarily an attitude of mind…the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions.’ - Dr Rosemary Stewart, in the opening chapter of this book.

Evidence-based practice has become accepted as the ‘gold standard’ in all aspects of clinical practice. This book brings the same principles of conscientious, explicit, and judicious decision-making into the rapidly emerging field of nursing and medical management. Although practice and management both rely on the ‘people shills’ of personal experience and sound intuition, objective, rational decision-making requires more than experience and intuition. Good decisions in both practice and management demand a firm evidence base.

This book explores how the established principles of evidence-based clinical practice can be applied in modern nursing and medical management. It is an essential guide for health mangers and clinicians, who have managerial responsibilities in a variety of public and private settings.

Key Features

  • Aimed to be of practical help to managers
  • Instructs how decision should be properly based on evidence
  • Presented in a clear layout, with illustrative case studies
  • Has a pragmatic approach to the practicalities and problems of practicing evidence-based management
  • Gives helpful advice on how to make better decisions, use information effectively, and manage one’s job efficiently, among other things

About the Author

Rosemary Stewart

Dr Rosemary Stewart’s career has been in management research and teaching, combined for seven years with managing. Her doctorate was at the London School of Economics and she has an Hon DPhil form Uppsala University, Sweden.

She was a Fellow in Organisational Behaviour at Templeton College, University of Oxford, and is now an Honorary Fellow and Co-director of the Oxford Health Care Management Institute at Templeton College. Her research has covered a wide range of subjects and organisations in industry, commerce, local government and the NHS. Her main research interests are in managerial work and behaviour and management in the NHS. She has run workshops for many years for NHS chief executives and, currently, for chairs. She has lectured in many parts of the world.

In addition to this, she has written more than a dozen well-known books on various aspects of modern management theory and practice, with her best known texts being The Reality of Management (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999) now in its third edition, and its companion The Reality of Organisations.


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