Clinical governance: a lever for change in Nhan Dan Gia Dinh Hospital in Vietnam

Luu Trong Tuan (University of Finance‐Marketing, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Publication date: 27 July 2012

Abstract

Purpose

This research aims to look through the data of Nhan Dan Gia Dinh Hospital, a state‐owned hospital in Vietnam, for evidence on whether a clinical governance initiative cultivates ethical leadership, market‐ or innovation‐oriented culture, knowledge sharing, and knowledge‐ or identity‐based trust.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected through a case study approach with hospital document collection, field observations, and in‐depth interviews conducted between April 2009 and April 2011.

Findings

The findings demonstrated that a clinical governance initiative, when effectively implemented, can function as a lever for behavioural transformations in the hospital towards ethical leadership, market‐ or innovation‐oriented culture, knowledge sharing, and knowledge‐ or identity‐based trust.

Originality/value

The current research provides a portrayal of an effective clinical governance initiative with its proactive hospital outcomes such as ethical leadership, market‐ or innovation‐oriented culture, knowledge sharing, and knowledge‐ or identity‐based trust on the hospital journey of sustainable health creation. This paper also highlights the necessity for research that examines other organizational outcomes of clinical governance in Vietnamese hospitals of other ownerships.

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Citation

Trong Tuan, L. (2012), "Clinical governance: a lever for change in Nhan Dan Gia Dinh Hospital in Vietnam", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 17 No. 3, pp. 223-247. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777271211251345

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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