Organisational and structural reform in aged care organisations: empowerment towards a change process

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Show simple item record Chenoweth, L Milton-Wildey, KK 2009-12-21T02:33:52Z 2002-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Nursing Management, 2002, 10 (4), pp. 235 - 244
dc.identifier.issn 0966-0429
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract AimsThe aims were first to explore strategies for both structural and organizational reform by the process of action research, and second to use collective self-inquiry by all study participants as a way of examining problems and deciding on actions to bring about change. RationaleIt was hoped that this process would empower the staff, aged residents and family members to own and therefore be meaningfully involved in improving practice and care standards. Background/introductionThree aged care centres expressed a desire to enhance the quality of care provided in order to meet the criteria for accreditation. They wanted to participate in a process that would assist them in critically examining their resource allocation, service delivery patterns and outcomes for residents. Research methodsOriginal data were collected in three different aged care facilities over a three-year period from 1996 to 1998 in order to seek answers to the usefulness of action research in the change process. The methodology included participant observation, interviews and focus group discussions with all participants. Results/findingsOrganizational change occurred across the three centres with subsequent changes in the outcomes for both residents and staff.
dc.publisher Blackwell Science LTD
dc.title Organisational and structural reform in aged care organisations: empowerment towards a change process
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Nursing Management
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Oxfordshire, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 371 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 380 en_US Engineering en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 867573
dc.personcode 888583
dc.description.keywords aged residents
dc.description.keywords long-term aged care
dc.description.keywords participatory action research
dc.description.keywords quality improvement
dc.description.keywords organizational change
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
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