Management in the Australian Health Care Industry (3e) : 9781741032383

Management in the Australian Health Care Industry (3e)

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Pearson Australia
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For undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering management issues in nursing and allied health..The book provides students with basic management theory and skills for them to become effective practitioners and leaders with an excellent grounding in contemporary health issues and challenges.
Management in the Australian Health Care Industry 3e is a comprehensive up-to-date guide to the management issues that confront the health care industry. It has been written specifically for the Australian market and features a completely revised overview of Australian health care service.
This edition places a greater emphasis on the requirements of the allied health professions to reflect the multidisciplinary team approach, whilst still maintaining its applicability to nurses. ,
Table of contents
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Figures and Tables
Part I: Health Care Systems
1 An overview of the Australian health care system
Michael Clinton
2 Managing residential aged care
Linda Granade, Barbara Horner and Duncan Boldy.
3 Rural health
Janice Lewis
4 International health
Mohammed Ali and Paola Ferroni
Part II: Contexts of Health Service Management
5 Health services management - theory and practice
Janice Lewis
6 Health economics
Gavin Mooney
7 Organisational influences
Tony Badrick and Arthur Preston
8 The allied health professions
Rosalie Boyce
9 Legal issues
John Kelly
10 Industrial relations
Carol Fox
11 Occupational Safety and Health
Phil Carrivick and Jeff Spickett
Part III: Management Processes
12 Strategic planning
Michael Clinton
13 Information technology and health informatics
Jo Foster
14 Casemix: key issues for heatlh care managers
Lorraine Ferguson
15 Evaluation of organisational performance
Evelyn Hovenga
16 Personal performance management
Evelyn Hovenga
17 Integrated marketing
Nell Arnold
18 Tendering for services and writing submissions
Peter Collard
New to this edition
- 12 new chapters and 6 substantially revised chapters in this edition ensures it contains the most current information available on management theory and trends in the clinical setting. Some of the new coverage includes:
-          Ch 2: Managing Residential Aged Care highlights this growing area with its unique gerontological and social issues;
-          Ch 3: Rural Health looks at the facing rural communities and how health care workers and managers can provide effective care with limited resources and access
-          Ch 8: Occupational Health and Safety reflects the importance of this key area with information on what managers need to do to ensure compliance and provide a safe workplace
-          Ch 13: Information Technology and Health Informatics covers emerging trends of privacy concerns, patient confidentiality, technology resources and potential for the future
-          Ch 18: Tendering for Health Services & Writing Submissions gives students the necessary requirements to write effective tender submissions.
- Comprehensive discussions on legal aspects of health service management and industrial relations gives students an in depth analysis of these sensitive areas with overviews of current legislative requirements.
- New data and statistical information has been integrated throughout the book for the most accurate picture of the local health system.
Features & benefits
·         The overview of the Australian health care system has been completely revised ensuring that students get the most up-to-date information available.
·         The text is now organised into three specific parts for easy reference: Health Care Systems, Context of Health Service Management and Management Processes to aid conceptual understanding.
·         Learning Objectives, Introduction, Discussion Questions and Exercises are available in each chapter so students can review, assess and apply the skills learned so far.
Author biography

Professor Michael Clinton is Dean (Organisational Management) Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology. He is joined by an expert team of contributors from around the country who specialise in their individual topics.