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Clashing clinical cultures

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In this episode of 'Safeguarding Healthcare – the Essentials of Clinical Governance', Dr David Rankin explores the complexities of medical administration with Dr Paul Eleftheriou, Principal at Nous Group and former Chief Medical Officer at Western Health. They discuss a hypothetical scenario where tension between medical and nursing staff has contributed to a patient's avoidable death, emphasising the pivotal role of culture in clinical governance. Dr Eleftheriou highlights the need for structured approaches, diligent diagnosis of problems, and strategic interventions, whether through internal collaboration or external support. By focusing on motives, implementing clear expectations, and leveraging resources, they conclude that it is possible for medical administrators to navigate and transform challenging organisational cultures to safeguard patient care effectively.


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