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Sue Jackson

The new government drive for quality to be at the heart of health care is discussed, following which an insight into the membership and remit of the new European…

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The new government drive for quality to be at the heart of health care is discussed, following which an insight into the membership and remit of the new European Health‐Care Working Group is given. The article also provides a brief description of the European Foundation for Quality Management model and the benefits associated with applying self‐assessment as a tool for attaining business excellence. Finally, the first stages of the work proposed by the European Health Care Working Group is highlighted along with the potential effect on health care within the UK.

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Health Manpower Management, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-2065

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Danwill D. Schwender

Purpose – This chapter explores the use of music and celebrity endorsements in political campaigns of the United States. It focuses on two aspects: (1…

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Purpose – This chapter explores the use of music and celebrity endorsements in political campaigns of the United States. It focuses on two aspects: (1) the legality of a political campaign’s use of music at rallies and in advertisements without authorization from the owner of the musical work and (2) a review of the literature on the potential effect of the use of music in political campaigns on voter behavior.

Design/methodology/approach – A brief history of the use of music in political campaigns precedes an examination of the expansion of copyright law protection for music and the legal claims musicians may raise against the unauthorized use of music by political campaigns. The chapter then reviews the potential effect of political campaigns’ use of music and celebrity endorsements on voter behavior.

Findings – A musician’s primary legal protection falls under copyright law, but the courts disagree on whether the unauthorized use of music at political rallies and in political campaign advertisements results in copyright infringement. Social research suggests music and celebrity endorsements affect voter behavior with a likely greater effect on first-time voters.

Originality/value of chapter – This chapter introduces the complicated application of copyright law to the unauthorized use of musical works by political campaigns. Additionally, it notes the limited research on the effect of music and celebrity endorsements on voter behavior even as political campaigns increasingly target niche demographics with specific music selections to motivate voters to vote.

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Music and Law
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ISBN: 978-1-78350-036-9

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Jan Freer and Sue Jackson

This article describes the journey of managing the change from seven separate health providing units to one overall team providing a range of services. To facilitate the…

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This article describes the journey of managing the change from seven separate health providing units to one overall team providing a range of services. To facilitate the change the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award self‐assessment model was used. The benefits and limitations of the model are described as are the activities undertaken to achieve a goal of delivering quality care within a customer driven rather than service driven focus. Finally the learning gained from the change is shared in an attempt to help others undertaking a similar journey.

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Health Manpower Management, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-2065

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Sue Jackson

In view of the dearth of information relating to organisational effectiveness of NHS Trusts in comparison with clinical effectiveness, a complex study was undertaken to…

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In view of the dearth of information relating to organisational effectiveness of NHS Trusts in comparison with clinical effectiveness, a complex study was undertaken to determine whether overall effectiveness was a result of management processes, people, or a combination of both. The study incorporated two phases involving the distribution of a comprehensive questionnaire to identify the “whats” of organisational effectiveness, and a benchmarking exercise aimed at identifying the “hows”. In the main, the better performing trusts were found to be subscribing to the concepts of “keeping it simple”, innovation and attainment of highly efficient processes. A number of examples of better/best practices were observed which included visible leadership, a commitment towards stakeholder involvement and the practice of teamworking. Given the complexity of the study area, the findings were deemed valuable to managers practising within all areas of healthcare. However, a need for further research was identified in order to substantiate the results.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 11 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Sue Jackson

This article recognises that many total quality management initiatives fail and that the failures are often due to a lack of knowledge, skills and expertise, particularly…

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This article recognises that many total quality management initiatives fail and that the failures are often due to a lack of knowledge, skills and expertise, particularly in relation to the organisation’s leaders/managers. In contrast however, success is more likely if the implementation approach is well planned, executed, assessed and reviewed. There are five key steps that need to be contained within the implementation plan some of which include setting up a steering committee, agreeing the norms, values and behaviours for the organisation and determining indicators associated with success. Furthermore, a number of actions need to be effected within those five key steps. In essence it was concluded that without careful planning the programme for implementing total quality management was likely to fail resulting in an opposite effect on the quality of healthcare delivery to the one that was intended.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Sue Jackson

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 15 no. 4
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ISSN: 0952-6862

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Sue Jackson

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 17 no. 2
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ISSN: 0952-6862

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Sue Jackson

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 14 no. 4
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Sue Jackson

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 16 no. 4
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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 15 no. 6
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