The challenges of change management in Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations. Are there learnings for Cape York health reform?

Coombe, Leanne (2008) The challenges of change management in Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations. Are there learnings for Cape York health reform?. Australian Health Review, 32 4: 639-647. doi:10.1071/AH080639


Author Coombe, Leanne
Title The challenges of change management in Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations. Are there learnings for Cape York health reform?
Journal name Australian Health Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0156-5788
1449-8944
Publication date 2008-11
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/AH080639
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 32
Issue 4
Start page 639
End page 647
Total pages 9
Place of publication Clayton, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Formatted abstract
The health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continues to be significantly poorer than Australia's general population. Clearly there is a need for change, hence the renewed interest in transitioning to a community control model for health services as a health intervention. Yet this requires a significant change management process, which is a process developed using Western business philosophies, and may not be applicable for community-controlled services that need to operate within the Aboriginal cultural domain. This paper examines the literature on organisational change management processes, and features of Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations and Aboriginal management styles. It identifies challenges and synergies that can be used to inform more effective transition processes to a community-control model for health services. The findings also highlight the need for a fundamental systems change approach to achieve such major reform agendas through the creation of a "collective responsibility" to achieve the vision for change, utilising participatory change management processes both internally and externally.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Publications
 
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