System-Wide Change in Cancer Care: Exploring Sensemaking, Sensegiving, and Consent
Book chapter, 2014

This article explores the symbolic aspects of change agency on a learning platform designed to facilitate system-wide transformation in cancer care. A sensemaking–sensegiving perspective is adopted to analyze the construction of meaning in interaction between the leader of a regional cancer center, senior physicians, and an action research team in relation to patient-centered care. The analysis suggests that the physicians, as change agents, made sense of the vision from three quite distinct discourses in relation to the development effort. We argue that although meanings reconstructed in development initiatives may well be far from shared, this by no means implies that they are dysfunctional.

Author

Andreas Hellström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Tony Huzzard

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Svante Lifvergren

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Research in Organizational Change and Development

0897-3016 (ISSN)

191 - 218

Subject Categories

Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

DOI

10.1108/S0897-301620140000022005

ISBN

978-1-78350-311-7

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Created

10/8/2017