Changing directions in healthcare

Anne Croker, Jim Croker, Miriam Grotowski

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    Abstract

    Change has been an integral part of healthcare throughout history: from the barbersurgeons of medieval Europe to our current-day sterile operating theatres; from polio epidemics to polio eradication strategies; from simple x-rays to sensitive magnetic resonance imaging; from traditional birth attendants to specialised obstetric teams; and from paternalistic models of practice to shared decision making. Change continues to be a feature of healthcare, expanding in its impact and escalating in its pace.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHealth practice relationships
    EditorsNarelle Patton, Joy Higgs, Anne Croker, Diane Tasker, Jill Hummell
    Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Chapter5
    Pages27-36
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462097889
    ISBN (Print)9789462097865, 9789462097872
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NamePractice, education, work and society
    Volume9

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