Healthcare systems and spaces

Anne Croker, Dale Sheehan, Rick Iedema

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    Healthcare is a broad yet heterogeneous notion that can be viewed in different ways. On one hand, healthcare is a service industry with major employer status, high expenditure and rapid growth. As a service industry healthcare tends to be objectified as a set of efficient, reproducible, measurable systems. On the other hand, healthcare encompasses a range of human relational experiences. These experiences draw on and reflect people’s various situations, perspectives, needs, fears and aspirations, as healthcare providers, patients, clients, consumers and carers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHealth practice relationships
    EditorsNarelle Patton, Joy Higgs, Anne Croker, Jill Hummell, Diane Tasker
    Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462097889
    ISBN (Print)9789462097865
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NamePractice, Education, Work and Society


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