Topic archives: health management

EPPIC Change Highlights Management Problems in Mental Health

May 27, 2013 11

In recent years the increased focus on mental health issues and subsequent increases in federal funding, have created an environment where significant change should be possible. ¬†However, two years after the federal government proudly focused on mental health in the 2011 budget – Sebastian Rosenberg reminds us that announcing the funding is the easy bit. […]

Busting some myths about consumer and community engagement in health decision-making

November 16, 2012 1

Health professionals are often resistant to the notions of consumer and community engagement and shared-decision making, according to collaborative decision-making specialist Max Hardy. Hardy, a director of the consultancy group Twyfords, responds below to some of the common objections to such concepts. ¬†*** The missing ingredient in our health system Max Hardy writes: So what […]