Healthcare Systems and Spaces

Anne Croker, Dale Sheehan, Rick Iedema

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    Healthcare is a broad yet heterogeneous notion that can be viewed in different ways. On one hand, healthcare is a service industry with major employer status, high expenditure and rapid growth. As a service industry healthcare tends to be objectified as a set of efficient, reproducible, measurable systems. On the other hand, healthcare encompasses a range of human relational experiences. These experiences draw on and reflect people’s various situations, perspectives, needs, fears and aspirations, as healthcare providers, patients, clients, consumers and carers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHealth Practice Relationships
    EditorsJoy Higgs, Anne Croker, Diane Tasker, Jill Hummell, Narelle Patton
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6209-788-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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