Working on the edge

positive organisational scholarship in healthcare (POSH) and looking for what’s good in healthcare

Liz Fulop, Ann Dadich, Mary Ditton, Steve Campbell, Joanne Curry, Kathy Eljiz, Anneke Fitzgerald, Kathryn Hayes, Carmel Herington, Godfrey Isouard, Leila Karimi, Anne Smyth

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Abstract

As part of a larger research program on brilliant healthcare, this paper introduces positive organisational scholarship (POS) and discusses how it has influenced a new approach to theory and research in healthcare, titled POSH. The paper outlines how appreciative inquiry, a key approach in POSH, was used to inform an investigation of what is good in healthcare. Reflective practice is discussed as the central methodology used to explore public domain narrative evidence. The paper illustrates the use of reflective practice and introduces new understandings and insights garnered from using POSH. The paper concludes with a consideration of the implications of a POSH agenda for researchers and practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th ANZAM Conference 2013
Subtitle of host publicationmanaging on the edge
EditorsMartin Grimmer, Rob Hecker
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages1-22
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780987596819
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (27th : 2013) - Hobart, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20136 Dec 2013

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (27th : 2013)
CityHobart, Australia
Period4/12/136/12/13

Keywords

  • Healthcare
  • Health management
  • Health system reform

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    Fulop, L., Dadich, A., Ditton, M., Campbell, S., Curry, J., Eljiz, K., ... Smyth, A. (2013). Working on the edge: positive organisational scholarship in healthcare (POSH) and looking for what’s good in healthcare. In M. Grimmer, & R. Hecker (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th ANZAM Conference 2013: managing on the edge (pp. 1-22). Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.