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“Not an afterthought”: Power imbalances in systemic partnerships between health service providers and consumers in a hospital setting

Scholz, Brett; Bocking, Julia; Platania-Phung, Chris; Banfield, Michelle; Happell, Brenda


Contemporary health policies require consumers be involved at all stages of health service planning, implementation, delivery, and evaluation. The extent to which this policy is met, however, varies widely across the sector. One barrier to meeting policy requirements is power imbalances within systemic partnerships between consumers and other health professionals. Between September 2016 and February 2017, interviews were conducted with health care managers, clinicians, and consumers working on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.06.007


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