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Managing Modern Healthcare: Knowledge, Networks and Practice (Routledge Studies in Health Management)

by Mike Bresnen

Until now, research has given us only a limited understanding of how managers actually make sense of and apply management knowledge; how networks of interaction amongst managers help or hinder processes of knowledge diffusion and the sharing of best practice; and how these processes are all influenced both by the organisations in which managers act and by the professional communities of practice they belong to. Managing Modern Healthcare fills these important gaps in our understanding by drawing upon an in-depth study of management networks and practice in three healthcare organisations in the UK. It draws from the primary research a number of important and grounded lessons about how management networks develop and influence the spread of management knowledge and practice; how management training and development relates to the needs of managers facing challenging conditions; and how those conditions are themselves shaping the nature of management in healthcare.



This book reveals how managers in practice are responding to the many contemporary challenges facing healthcare (and the NHS in particular) and how they are able or not to effectively exploit sources of knowledge, learning and best practice through the networks of practice they engage in to improve healthcare delivery and healthcare organisational performance.



Managing Modern Healthcare makes a number of important theoretical contributions as well as practical recommendations. The theoretical and empirical contributions the book makes relate to wider work on networks and networking, management knowledge, situated learning/communities of practice, professionalization/professional identity and healthcare management more generally. The practical contribution comes in the form of recommendations for healthcare management practitioners and policy makers that are intended to impact upon and help enhance healthcare management delivery and performance.



MYTHS ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION SHATTERED

by Hanna Collins

Shatters all those misconceptions that if you use or don’t use drugs in a certain way that it will not harm you. land that just isn’t true. Myths shattered on Marijuana, Alcohol, Meth, Tobacco, and prescription drug pain reliever.



Environmental Protection: The Idea of Product Pollution Index

by Darmen Chen

Among the ruinous challenges we have been facing, pollution or extinction of natural resource always reminds me of Sir Martin Rees’ prediction on self-destruction and รข??Our Final Century’.

When talking about pollution, car pollution for example, people do admit automobile exhaust, but no one mentions the pollution that is generated when manufacturing his car, producing petrol or recycling car. In my opinion, it is even the major portion.

There is another misunderstanding. Electronic car drivers think they cause no pollution at all because their cars emit zero greenhouse gases. It is totally wrong. The fact is that the cars consume electricity and the power plants pollute in the countryside. Pollution doesn’t disappear. It travels from one place to another where it is far away from the drivers. Furthermore, no obvious reduction of pollution has been seen when manufacturing or recycling electronic cars. Advertisements that promote electronic cars as green transportation have been misleading consumers. On the contrary, they are NOT green at all. Manufacturers just want to sell another car to people who have one already.

We, consumers, don’t pollute (most of the time), however pollution is generated because of us. We want things. Factories produce things and they pollute on our behalf.

We want good stuff. We want more. We live with polluted air, disgusting rivers. We live in smelly neighborhood. We suffer. We complain. But we don’t know that it is us putting ourselves in such consequences.

I have been thinking about a method to bring all environmental impacts to the front of every one of us. Automobile exhaust is visible pollution. The pollution that is caused in factories or power plants is invisible pollution. The method targets to simply show both visible and invisible pollution of a car, or a product or service. With clear visibility into total pollution of a product or service, or our total footprint, we may tend to consume rationally.

In this article an idea is elaborated. Product Pollution Index quantizes all types of pollution caused during the full lifecycle of a product or service with a single digit value. By marking the index on every product, it aims at starting from consumers, inspiring wise purchase, driving change in manufacturers as well as throughout supply chain, and eventually fixing existing environmental problems and living sustainably. The idea directly links environmental concerns of consumers and commercial benefits of businesses, and empowers every individual to drive manufacturers to be more and more environment friendly.

Who will be motivated to implement the idea? And why? This is the beautiful part of the idea. It is profitable! There are tremendous business opportunities such as defining standard, calculating pollution index, labelling index for products or services, as well as consulting services that help manufacturers to improve. Anybody or any entity is welcome to improve or implement the idea. This is my purpose of publishing it.



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