Reference: Griffith, J. (2017). An Organizational Model for Excellence in Healthcare Delivery: Evidence From Winners of the Baldrige Quality Award. Journal of Healthcare Management. 62(5). What The author Professor Emeritus John Griffith took a look at the winners of the Baldrige Quality Award, and outlined how the Baldrige Model enabled excellence in healthcare organisations. Why Improving… Continue reading Layperson’s Translation: Winners of the Baldridge Quality Award
*This is evidently not an exhaustive list, and I am not a medical professional. Please use your own discretion, particularly if you live outside Australia. Your country's medical system could differ in significant ways, and thus will impact your treatment options. I recently had a friend proudly inform me that, after being mildly irritated by… Continue reading When To Go To The Emergency Room*
Recently I was offered my second job as a Research Assistant. It seems to involve a pattern - There I am, sitting around and minding my business, when an academic approaches me and asks if I'm interested. Of course I'm interested. Especially when, as this academic shyly asked, I'm needed to conduct literature searches. This… Continue reading The Rabbit Hole of using the Internet to Find Things
Hamet, J., & Maurer, F. (2017). Is management research visible outside the academic community? M@n@gement. 20(5). Association Internationale de Management Stratégique According to this article, No. Why? Evidence-based Practice is not present in management professional culture, Direct communication and collaboration between research and industry in management doesn't occur due to practice and academic silos - one of… Continue reading ‘Is Management Research Visible Outside the Academic Community?’
via threshold concepts in academic writing I'm re-blogging this particular post by Pat Thomson because she wrote an incredibly useful view of academic writing that I wanted to share with others. Before I read this post I was personally struggling with the concept of academic writing - hitting my head against the proverbial wall, as… Continue reading Re-Blogging: Pat Thomson’s Threshholds
http://www.raulpacheco.org/2016/08/tales-of-the-field-on-writing-ethnography-van-maanen-2011/ Basically re-posting this link so others can find it, too - this book's position on Ethnographic research approaches are very useful and I find myself agreeing with most of this text as well.
So I think it's time to tell you guys my secret - I post three times a week because I have blog posts queued up for three months in advance. I just keep churning them out! When it comes to writing, Writer's Block has (touch wood!) never been my problem. Sure, I've been told to… Continue reading How I Encourage My Prolific-ness