Product details

By continuing to use our site you consent to the use of cookies as described in our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.
You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.
Case
-
Reference no. 318-0327-1
Authors: Marieke Wenneker (Fontys University of Applied Sciences); Mignon Van Halderen (Fontys University of Applied Sciences); Chris Oomes (Fontys University of Applied Sciences); Jacqueline Nolan (Fontys University of Applied Sciences); Bran Martens (Fontys University of Applied Sciences)
Originally published in: 2018
Revision date: 12-Dec-2018

Abstract

This case zooms in on a small town in the south of the Netherlands and examines how it set about transforming its healthcare system in response to national healthcare legislation changes. On a national level, existing healthcare models were becoming financially untenable; Bergeijk’s municipality wanted to use this shift of power and funds to local authorities to create a healthcare system that was based on a different mindset, or ‘healthcare paradigm’. We look at how the actors involved used their leadership and communication skills to advocate their vision on humanity and self-empowerment in healthcare, and to generate sustainable healthcare models where the patient is no longer just a passive recipient. The municipality's politicians worked at breaking through old structures and silos, but can we say that they have brought about paradigm shifts? Has Bergeijk municipality succeeded in truly empowering its citizens; or has it simply become The Hague's local mouthpiece that says 'Thou shalt be empowered'?

About

Abstract

This case zooms in on a small town in the south of the Netherlands and examines how it set about transforming its healthcare system in response to national healthcare legislation changes. On a national level, existing healthcare models were becoming financially untenable; Bergeijk’s municipality wanted to use this shift of power and funds to local authorities to create a healthcare system that was based on a different mindset, or ‘healthcare paradigm’. We look at how the actors involved used their leadership and communication skills to advocate their vision on humanity and self-empowerment in healthcare, and to generate sustainable healthcare models where the patient is no longer just a passive recipient. The municipality's politicians worked at breaking through old structures and silos, but can we say that they have brought about paradigm shifts? Has Bergeijk municipality succeeded in truly empowering its citizens; or has it simply become The Hague's local mouthpiece that says 'Thou shalt be empowered'?

Settings


Related