Benefits of participating in accreditation surveying

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dc.contributor.author Braithwaite, Jeffrey en_US
dc.contributor.author Greenfield, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Lancaster, Judie en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:56:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008722 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lancaster Judith, Braithwaite Jeffrey, and Greenfield David 2010, 'Benefits of participating in accreditation surveying', Emerald, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 141-152. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0952-6862 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10498
dc.description.abstract Purpose ? This paper aims to explore how surveying benefits accreditation surveyors and the organisations in which they are regularly employed. The purpose is to examine from the perspective of senior executives who pursue this form of secondary professional activity, what they seek from being surveyors and what they believe they gain from the experience. Design/methodology/approach ? The data were collected from recorded interviews with three senior area health executives who also serve as accreditation surveyors for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. The interviews comprised a series of open-ended, semi-structured questions. One hour was allocated for each interview. The questions were designed to explore why senior executive health professionals seek secondary professional activity as surveyors and their perceptions of the benefits they gain from surveying. Findings ? The benefits derived from surveying as a secondary professional activity fall into four categories. First, it exposes the surveyor to new methods and innovations. Second, it provides a unique form of ongoing learning. Third, it serves as a resource for acquiring expertise to enhance quality within the institutions in which the participants were regularly employed and, finally, it provides opportunities to contribute to the process of quality improvement and enhance public health beyond the organisations in which the participants were regularly employed. Practical implications ? This research identifies a key aspect of the accreditation process that has not been the focus of previous research. It provides a reference point for understanding the value of surveying to the surveyor and to the institutions in which they are regularly employed. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/research/handle/10453/10498). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
dc.title Benefits of participating in accreditation surveying en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance en_US
dc.journal.volume 23 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Bingley, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 141 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 152 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111700 en_US
dc.personcode 940003 en_US
dc.personcode 0000024489 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054701 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Accreditation, Accreditation Surveyors, Influence, Quality Improvement en_US


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