Effective Implementation In Practice

Integrating Public Policy and Management

Author: Jodi Sandfort,Stephanie Moulton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118775481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 2925

A unique approach to policy implementation with essential guidance and useful tools Effective Implementation in Practice: Integrating Public Policy and Management presents an instrumental approach to implementation analysis. By spanningpolicy fields, organizations, and frontline conditions in implementation systems, this book provides a robust foundation for policy makers, public and nonprofit managers and leaders. Detailed case studies enable readers to identify key intervention points, become more strategic, and improve outcomes. The engaging style and specific examples provide a bridge to practice, while diagrams, worksheets, and other tools included in the appendix help managers apply these ideas to team meetings, operational planning, and program assessment and refinement. Policy and program implementation is fraught with challenges as public and nonprofit leaders juggle organizational missions and stakeholder expectations while managing policy and program impact and effectiveness. Using their own experience in practice, teaching, and research, the authors empower policy and program implementers to recognize their essential roles within the workplace and help them cultivate the analytical and social skills necessary to change. Understand how program or policy technology constitutes the core of implementation Study a conceptual framework encompassing power dynamics, culture, relationships in the field and the rules that are operating during program and policy implementation Discover a multilevel approach that identifies key points of strategic action at various levels and settings of the implementation system and assesses implementation success The integration of policy and management mindsets gives readers an insightful yet accessible understanding of implementation, allowing them to achieve the potent results desired by the public. For those in senior positions at federal agencies to local staff at nonprofit organizations, Effective Implementation in Practice: Integrating Public Policy and Management provides an invaluable one-stop resource.

From Evidence to Outcomes in Child Welfare

An International Reader

Author: Aron Shlonsky,Rami Benbenishty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199973741

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7511

The information age is upon us and, with it, a new era of human services has emerged. The terms 'Evidence-Based,' 'evidence-informed,' 'best practice', and 'effective' have become ubiquitous in scholarly and professional publications, government documents, funding applications, and training institutions across the world. Yet despite this avalanche of words, there is substantial disagreement with respect to the definition of evidence and how it should be used to improve the lives of children and youth. This book builds on the burgeoning evidence-informed practice movement in social welfare that evolved from evidence-based medicine some twenty years ago. Key insights from an internationally recognized group of scholars representing several child welfare systems promotes a nuanced understanding of evidence in all its forms; makes a strong case for understanding the role of context in generating, interpreting, and employing evidence; and provides guidance for integrating evidence and context in the provision of child welfare services. The book begins with an introduction to evidence-informed practice and a broad overview of the different types of evidence that can be useful in guiding difficult decisions under uncertain conditions. This is followed by a decision-making framework that incorporates the use of evidence within the context of a complex child protection system. Next, empirically supported programs and treatments are evaluated with respect to their transportability across contexts, with sometimes surprising results. Two revolutionary approaches to the delivery of effective services, common factors and common elements, are then introduced and followed by a treatise on the importance of implementation in child welfare settings. Embracing different types of evidence used for different questions, the role of randomized controlled trials, epidemiology, administrative and survey data are then explored. Finally, the context of service provision within an agency is explored through an overview of the structure, function, and culture of human services organizations; the role of universities in training staff and conducting relevant practice and policy research; and an applied example involving a partnership between a major university and a large child welfare agency.

Offender Rehabilitation in Practice

Implementing and Evaluating Effective Programs

Author: Gary A. Bernfeld,David P. Farrington,Alan W. Leschied

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470848197

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 3780

Documented evidence suggests that community safety is best achieved through policies promoting human services rather than relying totally on prisons and that promoting intervention in an individual's own environment (known as 'ecological integrity') is closely associated with effective intervention. This is the first book to focus on the transfer of knowledge of worldwide effective offender rehabilitation programs. Prominent researchers and practitioners in the criminal justice field have contributed their extensive knowledge of what it takes to implement effective correctional practices with ecological integrity. * Reviews "real world" challenges of program effectiveness and survival * Offers effective, evidence based, innovative alternatives to imprisonment of offenders * Offers a common multi-level systems perspective as a framework for the international case studies featured * The first book to focus on the transfer of knowledge and best practice through the concept of "technology transfer"

Nutrition in Critical Illness, An Issue of Critical Nursing Clinics,

Author: Miranda Kelly

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323299369

Category: Medical

Page: 129

View: 963

Nutrition is an important aspect of care for any patient entering the hospital, but the patient admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) is at an even higher risk for nutritional compromise. Nutrition affects all ages, from the neonate to the geriatric patient, and all patient populations. Evidence-based practice guidelines regarding appropriate nutritional support within the critical care setting are published. Yet, researchers continue to identify that despite published evidence, countless ICU patients continue to lack adequate and timely nutritional support on admission. Each of the authors in this issue promotes nutrition in their careers and individual practice areas, which brings knowledge from many different arenas throughout the nation. This issue discusses nutrition throughout the lifespan, special patient populations, implementation of guidelines, and how nutrition is being utilized as medical therapy.


Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note: Investor Protection, Disclosure, and Financial Literacy

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1452766053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 37

View: 4043

This study reviews selected issues on investor protection and corporate governance in Australia, and concludes that the corporate governance framework for Australian-listed companies is largely healthy and dynamic. Shareholder activism is an important element of corporate governance because it promotes compliance and implementation of disclosure and corporate governance obligations. The legislative and regulatory framework in Australia includes disclosure requirements that meet or exceed the requirements that exist in many other countries. Disclosure and transparency are key components of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.

Improving Patient Care

The Implementation of Change in Health Care

Author: Richard Grol,Michel Wensing,Martin Eccles,David Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111852599X

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 3322

As innovations are constantly being developed within healthcare, it can be difficult both to select appropriate new practicesand technologies and to successfully adopt them within complexorganizations. It is necessary to understand the consequences ofintroducing change, how to best implement new procedures andtechniques, how to evaluate success and to improve the quality ofpatient care. This comprehensive guide allows you to do justthat. Improving Patient Care, 2nd edition provides astructure for professionals and change agents to implement betterpractices in health care. It helps health professionals, managers,policy makers and researchers to assess new techniques and selectand implement change in their organizations. This new editionincludes recent evidence and further coverage on patient safety andpatient centred strategies for change. Written by an international expert author team,Improving Patient Care is an established standard text forpostgraduate students of health policy, health services and healthmanagement. The strong author team are global professors involvedin managing research and development in the field of qualityimprovement, evidence-based practice and guidelines, qualityassessment and indicators to improve patient outcomes throughreceiving appropriate healthcare.

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

A Facilitation Guide

Author: Gill Harvey,Alison Kitson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136768084

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 3271

The successful implementation of evidence into practice is dependent on aligning the available evidence to the particular context through the active ingredient of facilitation. Designed to support the widely recognised PARIHS framework, which works as a guide to plan, action and evaluate the implementation of evidence into practice, this book provides a very practical ‘how-to’ guide for facilitating the whole process. This text discusses: undertaking an initial diagnosis of the context and reaching a consensus on the evidence to be implemented; how to link the research evidence with clinical and patients’ experience and local information in the form of audit data or patient and staff feedback; the range of diagnostic, consensus building and stakeholder consultation methods that can be helpful; a description of facilitator roles and facilitation methods, tools and techniques; some of theories that underpin the PARIHS framework and how these have been integrated to inform a revised version of PARIHS Including internationally-sourced case study examples to illustrate how the facilitation role and facilitation skills have been applied in a range of different health care settings, this is the ideal text for those interested in leading or facilitating evidence based implementation projects, from the planning stage through to evaluation.

Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Adult Disorders

Author: Michel Hersen,Peter Sturmey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118144759

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

View: 2246

Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Volume 2 covers the evidence-based practices now identified for treating adults with a wide range of DSM disorders. Topics include fundamental issues, adult cognitive disorders, substance-related disorders, psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders, and sexual disorders. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of the evidence-based practice literature for each disorder and then covers several different treatment types for clinical implementation. Edited by the renowned Peter Sturmey and Michel Hersen and featuring contributions from experts in the field, this reference is ideal for academics, researchers, and libraries.

International Banking Regulation:Law, Policy and Practice

Author: George Walker

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 904119794X

Category: Law

Page: 622

View: 6372

This work offers a comprehensive examination of the development and structure of the provisions for the control of international financial markets. It explores the background to the major financial crises of the late 20th-century and the nature of the global response.

RTI in Practice

A Practical Guide to Implementing Effective Evidence-Based Interventions in Your School

Author: James L. McDougal,Suzanne B. Graney,James A. Wright,Scott P. Ardoin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470564493

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 9147

A must-have resource for educational professionals implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) programs in their schools RTI in Practice: A Practical Guide to Implementing Effective Evidence-Based Interventions in Your School is an innovative and timely guide that presents concrete, balanced perspectives and directions for implementing an effective RTI model in your school. Built upon the three tiers of effective general education and universal screening, targeted interventions, and intensive interventions, this authoritative resource addresses: Effective academic programs for all students How to use data to make decisions in general education Guidelines for setting goals, monitoring progress, and graphing intervention outcomes Multicultural considerations Realistic case scenarios appear throughout to bring the implementation strategies to life, and the book is packaged with a CD-ROM containing numerous reproducible and customizable forms, surveys, and screening tools, as well as an annotated list of resources for charting and monitoring individual student and classroom progress. RTI in Practice: A Practical Guide to Implementing Effective Evidence-Based Interventions in Your School is a complete resource providing educators and school professionals with the tips¿and tools needed for successful RTI program implementation.

Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health Care

Author: American Psychiatric Association

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585627325

Category: Medical

Page: 124

View: 3093

As the first attempt to synthesize the movement toward widespread implementation of evidence-based mental health practices, this groundbreaking collection articulates the basic tenets of evidence-based medicine and shows how practices proven effective by clinical services research could improve the lives of many people. Intended to stimulate much-needed public discussion, these remarkable contributions cover both general issues, such as Implementing practices in routine mental health settings, including strategies for disseminating evidence-based practices to staff members Ensuring that efforts to implement such practices are informed by the knowledge and experience of administrators, clinicians, patients, and advocates Integrating evidence-based practices with the recovery model and focusing on guidelines and algorithms for pharmacologic treatment of people with severe mental illness Identifying the policy implications of the movement, particularly in public-sector settings, and describing eight courses of action for addressing the gap between science and practice and specific practices, such as Describing critical components of practices for which substantial evidence exists, such as supported employment, dual diagnosis services, and assertive community treatment Developing an evidence base for particular populations, such as children and adolescents and geriatric patients; and for clinical subgroups, such as patients with severe mental illness and posttraumatic stress disorder-and implementing a range of practices for each population Debate in public forums is critical to explaining the benefits of evidence-based care and allaying the fears of patients, practitioners, administrators, policy makers, and vested interest groups that evidence-based care excludes them from the decision-making process. Patients need to know that their individual characteristics, preferences, and autonomy are highly valued and won't be discounted by rigid adherence to the particular treatments. Practitioners need to know about the credibility of the evidence base and about new techniques and responsibilities and to understand that their favorite practices won't necessarily be excluded during initial attempts to implement evidence-based practices. Administrators and policy makers need to know about financing, organizing, implementing, and sustaining new practices. Finally, vested interest groups need to know that the introduction of evidence-based practices doesn't mean that what they do now is ineffective. This unique and densely informative volume will be welcomed by mental health care professionals and by lawmakers, planners, administrators, and others who are charged with the responsibility of providing effective care to vulnerable populations.

Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education

Author: Barbara Kelly,Daniel F. Perkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521197252

Category: Education

Page: 490

View: 4850

This book aims to help policy makers, stakeholders, practitioners, and teachers in psychology and education provide more effective interventions in educational contexts. It responds to disappointment and global concern about the failure to implement psychological and other interventions successfully in real-world contexts. Often interventions, carefully designed and trialed under controlled conditions, prove unpredictable or ineffective in uncontrolled, real-life situations. This book looks at why this is the case and pulls together evidence from a range of sources to create original frameworks and guidelines for effective implementation of interventions.

Performance-Based Management Systems

Effective Implementation and Maintenance

Author: Patria de Lancer Julnes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420054286

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8768

Expectations for performance management systems continue to grow in the public sector. Yet few administrators know how to effectively implement and sustain these systems. Performance-Based Management Systems: Effective Implementation and Maintenance supports practical efforts to build and maintain performance management systems in public organizations, explaining obstacles to measurement efforts and providing guidance on how to overcome them. The book begins by exploring performance measurement as a key element of performance-based management systems. It discusses its legacy and its limitations and offers competing explanations of the factors that constrain its effective use. Next, it focuses on building theory in support of practice through a mixed methods approach. It examines research reconciling the conflicting explanations for the lack of proper use of performance measurement information. Then it offers new insights for developing a context-sensitive model of performance measurement that can lead to effective practices. The third part develops these insights into a pragmatic model of performance-based management. It provides a realistic explanation of the contributions of performance measurement and gives advice derived from current practice. The author concludes by highlighting the rationale, methods, and findings of two studies that served as the foundation for this book. She also provides final suggestions of how to move practice and theory forward. This volume explains why performance measurement is not more widely used in the public sector, and explores how implementation of performance measurement can be improved with insights gained from extant literature on public policy, organizational politics and culture, and knowledge utilization. Mastery of this material will enable practitioners to understand how to effectively implement policies that will positively impact their organizations and their employees.

Evaluation of the Low Back Pain Practice Guideline Implementation in the Army Medical Department

Author: Donna Farley,Georges Vernez,Will Nicholas,Elaine Quiter,George Dydek

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780833034748

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 164

View: 8322

This report presents the final results of the evaluation that RAND conducted for the Army Medical Department as part of the demonstration for the low back pain practice guideline, which was conducted in 1999 and 2000.

Chronic Disease Management, An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice - E-Book

Author: Brooke Salzman,Lauren Collins,Emily R Hajjar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744336

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 1066

This issue covers topics central to the management of the patient with a chronic disease by taking a comprehenisve look at: Successful/Innovative Models in Chronic Disease Management, The Patient-Centered Medical Home, Self-Management Education and Support, Major Pharmacologic Issues in Chronic Disease Management, Health Information Technology, Community-Based Partnerships for Improving Chronic Disease Management, and Effective Strategies for Behavioral Change, Diabetes Management, CHF Management, Asthma Management, and Depression Management.

Osteoarthritis, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - E-Book

Author: David J. Hunter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700339

Category: Medical

Page: 196

View: 4352

This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Guest Edited by David Hunter, MD, will feature such article topics as: Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis; Age-Related Changes in the Musculoskeletal System and the Development of Osteoarthritis; The Contribution of Osteoarthritis to Disability; Etiology and Assessment of Disability in Older Adults; Quality of Osteoarthritis Care for Community-Dwelling Older Adults; Contextualizing Osteoarthritis Care and the Reasons for the Gap Between Evidence and Practice; Transforming Osteoarthritis Care in an Era of Health Care Reform; Strength Training in Older Adults: the Benefits for Osteoarthritis, Diet and Exercise in Older Obese Adults with Osteoarthritis; Device Use: Braces, Walking aids and orthotics; Pharmacologic Intervention for Osteoarthritis in Older Adults; Surgery in Older Adults with Osteoarthritis.

Innovative SMEs by Gender and Age around the Mare Balticum

Author: Baltic Sea Academy,Max Hogeforster,Philipp Jarke

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735791190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7534

At the 9th Hanseatic Conference 2014 in Hamburg, representatives from business organisations, academic institutions and policy makers from all countries around the Baltic Sea exchanged their experiences. This book contains the presented papers and a summary of the discussion of the participants. The elimination of discrimination by gender and age in working life is an important social concern, regardless of economic needs. But increased labour force participations of women and older people are also essential for economic reasons in the light of demopgraphic developments and changed conditions. Currently high and ever growing shortage of entrepreneurs, managers and professionals are the factors that increasingly limit economic development. There is an urgent need to make better use of local labour potential, particularly via higher labour force participation of women and older people in general. Global competition requires high innovation and strong increases in productivity of the entire Baltic Sea region, and especially in the countries to the south of the Sea. The innovations and productivity of companies benefit from increased proportion of women. The greatest innovation and productivity reserves lie in the staff and organisational development, including education; improvements in this respect stipulate equal opportunities and strengthen competitiveness. This publication was developed as part of the flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region “Innovative SMEs by Gender and Age (QUICK-IGA)”.

Is This Change Real?

Interpreting Patient Outcomes in Physical Therapy

Author: Daniel Riddle,Paul Stratford

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803639503

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 4460

Following the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model, you will learn how to select the appropriate outcome measures by defining needs and barriers, identifying the steps to take when searching for a measure, and choosing critical appraisal criteria. You will also learn how to critically review studies from the literature that reports outcome measures.