1st Edition

Management, Organization, and Childbirth Towards a New Model for the Birth Path

    174 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    174 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Management, Organization and Childbirth: Towards a New Model for the Birth Path explores the complex topic of the birth path with a multidisciplinary magnifying glass on the paradigms, languages, and tools critical to the organization, management, and clinical science.

    The work consists of five chapters. The first chapter provides a multidimensional analysis of childbirth. The second chapter presents an organizational analysis that moves in unison with different models of health. The third chapter studies the birth path in organizational and cynical terms by describing it in its core processes. The fourth chapter proposes a study conducted in the Italian context, which identifies some useful determinants for redesigning the birth path. The fifth chapter formulates a proposal for redesigning the birth path based on a new health paradigm.

    The proposed model offers useful insights for multiple categories of readers. To students of medicine and higher education tracks in healthcare management, it can offer opportunities to raise awareness not only regarding multi-professional practice but also regarding confrontation with complementary disciplines. To practitioners and policy makers, it can provide useful stimuli to promote rational and informed decisions around the childbirth. To researchers studying the health context within different disciplinary domains, the model can offer unexplored research spaces within the new business complex system.


    Chapter 1. The multidisciplinary nature of childbirth

    Chapter 2. The managerial and organizational perspective of healthcare

    Chapter 3. The birth path as a process: criticalities and caesarean section

    Chapter 4. Italian experience in the international context: empirical evidence from two case studies

    Chapter 5. Towards a new model for the birth path


    Gabriella Piscopo, PhD in Public Management, is Associate Professor of Organization Studies, Scientific Director of the “Observatory on Organizational Behavior and Life Skills”, Deputy Director of the “Leadership and Digital Transformation” Master at the University of Salerno, Italy. She is Management Trainer and Scientific Coordinator of several research projects on Healthcare, Judicial System and Complex Organizations.

    Margherita Ruberto, PhD in Big Data Management at the University of Salerno, Italy. She is an expert collaborator at AGENAS - National Agency for Regional Health Services (PON Governance e Capacità Istituzionale 2014-2020).