District health care : challenges for planning, organisation and evaluation in developing countries

R. Amonoo-Lartson ... [et al.]

The second edition of District Health Care brings together a great deal of field experience gained from different countries in the development of Primary Health Care. At the same time, new development and methods of management have been described together with their application in health. More significantly, whilst maintaining the convergence between behavioural and social sciences and management, the book heads in a new direction, that is, the convergence between health management and the epidemiological sciences. This is identified as the growing point in the past decade and is likely to continue to develop well into the 21st century.

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  • Part 1 The need for management in district health care: who is this book for? in what district?
  • why is a new approach to health care needed? how have the old approaches failed
  • a new approach to health care and its management requirements. Part 2 Finding out about health needs in the district: who? what? where? when? why? in ill health
  • what is wrong with existing health services?
  • identifying local resources. Part 3 Making a health plan for the district: what is a plan?
  • the planning process. Part 4 Building the health organization in the district: formal and informal organization
  • an organization as a skill pyramid
  • an organization as a network of individuals
  • an organization as a system or series of systems for getting things done
  • some key principles in an effective organization
  • the key elements of an effective organization. Part 5 Practical management - putting plans into action: management by objectives
  • standards
  • personal skills of the manager
  • motivation
  • communication
  • management of change
  • introducing change
  • managing conflicts
  • giving support to supervisors
  • personnel - the management of health workers
  • training
  • staff development
  • maintaining standards and discipline
  • counselling - or helping staff with their problems
  • finance
  • buildings
  • supplies and stores
  • drugs, vaccines and other pharmaceuticals
  • transport. Part 6 Getting feedback - monitoring and evaluation: why do we need feedback?
  • what should be evaluated?
  • what are the essential elements of primary health care which need to be evaluated?
  • which level? which component? - levels of education
  • what level of feedback and which component in a programme?
  • which specific questions can feedback from a health care programme consider?
  • how can data be obtained to find out what is going on?
  • quick or long? and what disciplines in getting feedback on a programme?
  • examples of data collection forms and systems used in local communities
  • choice of evaluation methods
  • who is to obtain the feedback information
  • where should the feedback be done?
  • when should feedback information be obtained?
  • constraints on getting feedback. Part 7 Future prospects - challenges for change: management issues likely to arise during the next decade
  • obstacles and constraints
  • opportunities for further growth
  • the untapped resources
  • beyond primary health care?

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書名 District health care : challenges for planning, organisation and evaluation in developing countries
著作者等 Amonoo-Lartson R.
Ebrahim G.J.
Lovel H.J.
Ranken J. P.
Amonoo-Lartson R
出版元 Macmillan
刊行年月 1996
版表示 2nd ed.
ページ数 viii, 296 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0333573498
NCID BA5770144X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス