ERIC Number: ED205680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
On Being in Charge: A Guide for Middle-Level Management in Primary Health Care.
McMahon, Rosemary; And Others
Intended for middle-level health workers with managerial responsibilities, this guide aims to help improve their efficiency in the support and supervision of community health workers and in the organization and continuous support of primary health care programs. It is a sequel to "The Primary Health Worker," available separately--see note. The guide is divided into four parts, each of which has several chapters. Part 1 explains in simple terms the general principles of management as a system of thought and the functions of management. Part 2 is concerned with personal relations, including how to encourage and coordinate a health team, how to communicate with groups of people, and how to supervise in a supportive way. Part 3 presents methods for the management of equipment, drugs, and the functioning of a health center. Part 4 deals with how to apply principles, methods, and management skills to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a primary health care service. Each chapter begins with a statement of learning objectives, and each part contains, after the last chapter, a number of exercises to facilitate self-learning. The exercises are related to specific chapters and are coded accordingly. (YLB)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Health Services, Developing Nations, Evaluation, Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Management Development, Middle Management, Primary Health Care, Program Administration, Supervision, Supervisory Training
WHO Publications Centre, 49 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210 (write for price).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
Note: For a related document see ED 187 871.