ERIC Number: ED344549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Change in a Medical Context: Guidelines for Action.
Gale, Rodney; Grant, Janet
This booklet presents guidelines for the management of change in medicine in Great Britain, particularly post-basic medical education. Following a forward and introduction, a description of the study from which the guidelines were developed is presented. That study was a major investigation of adapting business and industry change management theory to the medical context. The next section lists the most frequently preferred style of change and optimal process of change. The following section presents a model for change through a table that lists professional characteristics and styles matched with core activities and tactical choices and styles for each. The remainder of the booklet, sections 5, 6 and 7, is dedicated to a thorough explanation of this model of medical change. Section 5 discusses possible ways to use the model and emphasizes that the bulk of the effort should be put into the preparation phase. Section 6 discusses professional characteristics and styles noting that understanding the context and the opportunities and limitations it offers is an essential starting point for those contemplating change. Section 7 provides the information for putting the model into practice by discussing the core steps and their associated tactics and styles. A final section presents concluding thoughts. Nine references are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Higher Education, Management Systems, Medical Schools, Medical Services, Medicine, Organizational Change, Resistance to Change
Joint Centre for Educational Research and Development in Medicine, British Postgraduate Medical Federation, 33 Millman Street, London WC1N 3EJ, United Kingdom (3 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Leverhulme Trust, London (England).
Authoring Institution: British Postgraduate Medical Federation, London (England). Joint Centre for Educational Research and Development in Medicine.
Identifiers: Great Britain