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Health Care and Change Management in the Context of Prisons: Rapid reviews of the literature in two parts

Citation
Watson R, Stimpson A, Hostick T & Walsh M (2002) Health Care and Change Management in the Context of Prisons: Rapid reviews of the literature in two parts. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). http://www.nice.org.uk/aboutnice/whoweare/aboutthehda/hdapublications/health_care_and_change_management_in_the_context_of_prisons.jsp

Abstract
First paragraph: The literature review of factors promoting or inhibiting change finds that there is no unified science of change management and that there is a general lack of empirical evidence across the board about change management in all domains of human industry. - We have proposed a general five-level evidence framework that can be used to categorise broadly the quality of evidence for and commission research into prison management. - We argue that proposals for change should be subjected to a formal decision making process in keeping with good practice in decision making in which alternatives to the proposed change are also evaluated. - We find that change can occur to structures, processes, outcomes and people (table 6) in planned or unintended ways, gradually or radically. - Despite the lack of empirical evidence we find that there is a broad consensus on the features of successful change management approaches.

StatusPublished
Author(s)Watson, Roger; Stimpson, Anne; Hostick, Tony; Walsh, Michael
Publication date30/04/2002
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/12097
PublisherNational Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Publisher URLhttp://www.nice.org.uk/…t_of_prisons.jsp
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