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Human Resource Development in the Public Sector
The Case of Health and Social Care

ISBN 9780415488068
Published October 6, 2008 by Routledge
448 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Across Europe and the world, countries are attempting to develop their health and social policies and practices to address the global challenge of increasing demand and pressurized supply, created by ageing populations, emerging technologies and finite resources (financial and human).

This text provides examples of attempts to develop HRD practices in health and social care contexts within France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Romania, Russia, the UK and the USA. Thus, the book is European and international in both scope and appeal.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Section 1: HRD and Organisational Issues  2. Multiple Discourses of HRD  3. A Preliminary Exploration into the Context and Processes of Organisational Learning and Corporate Entrepreneurship within Welsh NHS Trust Hospitals  4. HRD and Organizational Commitment in Health and Social Care  Section 2: Management Development in the Health and Social Care Context  5. Becoming a Manager in the NHS - Learning Styles and Discourses  6. Environmental, Organisational and Individual Influences on Line Managers Roles as Facilitators of Learning in Social Care Voluntary Organisations  7. Managerial and Leadership Effectiveness within the UK Healthcare Sector  8. Management Development in Healthcare  Section 3: HRD and Workplace Learning  9. Tailoring Learning Programmes to Every-day Learning: Customisation Strategies of HRD Practitioners in Health Care  10. What and How do Nurses Learn on the Job?  11. Workplace Learning in UK Hospices  12. Competence-Based Development in Public Hospitals: France and the UK Compared  13. HRD and Continuing Professional Development of Physical Therapists  Section 4: Evaluating Learning and Training in the Health and Social Care Context  14. The Limitations of In-Service Training in Social Services  15. Evaluating Health Education and Training in Romania  16. What can HRD offer Russian Social Care Work? An Experiment in Action Learning in Siberia  17. Making an Impact Through Integrating Learning Methodologies - A Large Scale, Collaborative, Systems Based Learning Network in the NHS  18. Action Learning in the American Healthcare Context  19. Conclusions

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Jim Stewart is Professor of Human Resource Development at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Sally Sambrook is Visiting Research Fellow in Human Resource Management at Nottingham Trent University, UK.