Taking control of health: Gurriny's story of organisational change
McCalman, Janya, Tsey, Komla, Reilly, Lyndon, Connolly, Brian, Fagan, Ruth, Earles, Wendy, and Andrews, Ross (2010) Taking control of health: Gurriny's story of organisational change. Third Sector Review, 16 (1). pp. 29-47.
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This case study provides a detailed analysis of one change process within an Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation. It was based on a process of reflective action research to inform ongoing service-development and quality-improvement through an established working partnership with university researchers. The focus was strengthening the original social and emotional well-being services and striking a balance between biomedical dominance versus the promotion of social and emotional well-being. The result was a model of empowerment processes and outcomes to guide organisational change and a range of benefits for the organisation. The study provides an example for others interested in similar processes and identifies some of the key success factors for community control.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||Aboriginal community control; organisational change; empowerment; social and emotional well-being; knowledge transfer; health|
|Date Deposited:||26 Aug 2010 04:04|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 20%