Hospitals as professional organizations: challenges for reorientation towards health promotion

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dc.contributor.authorWieczorek, Christina C.
dc.contributor.authorMarent, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorOsrecki, Fran
dc.contributor.authorDorner, Thomas E.
dc.contributor.authorDuer, Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:15:31Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:15:31Z-
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn14461242
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/11468-
dc.description.abstractHealth promotion, as one tool of hospital managers to reorient hospitals towards more client-oriented healthcare services, has been emphasized for almost three decades. Yet, it is recognized that change in hospitals is challenging and is more desired than substantially enacted. To overcome organizational challenges, health promotion has, so far, adapted organizational change strategies primarily applied in business organizations. However, in this paper, it is argued that such strategies do not adequately reflect the nature of hospitals as professional organizations'. To gain a better understanding of the challenges for health promotion reorientation, this paper combines well-established theories from the sociology of professions and organizational science. These theories provide a useful framework that advances the role of professionals as powerful agents within any reorientation efforts in hospitals. This framework guided the narrative review of empirical literature on critical dimensions along which professionals engage with reorientation efforts in hospitals. Accordingly, specific managerial strategies to facilitate health promotion reorientation are formulated. With its theoretical underpinnings and related empirical studies, the paper offers a new perspective on the challenges of implementing health promotion and proposes strategies that may help hospital managers to push forward health promotion reorientation in their organizations.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofHEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW
dc.subjectBARRIERS
dc.subjectCARE
dc.subjectHealth Care Sciences & Services
dc.subjectHealth Policy & Services
dc.subjecthealth promotion
dc.subjecthospital
dc.subjectHPH
dc.subjectimplementation
dc.subjectMEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM
dc.subjectPERSPECTIVE
dc.subjectprofessional organization
dc.subjectprofessionals
dc.subjectSERVICES
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleHospitals as professional organizations: challenges for reorientation towards health promotion
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14461242.2015.1041541
dc.identifier.isiISI:000357947000001
dc.description.volume24
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage123
dc.description.endpage136
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-3870-4647
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5218-1160
dc.identifier.eissn18393551
dc.publisher.place2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationHealth Sociol. Rev.
dcterms.oaStatusGreen Submitted
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidOsFr677-
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