Healthcare Governance in Sociological Context

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC15 Sociology of Health (host committee)

Language: English

For the World Health Organization '... beyond the formal health system, governance means collaborating with other sectors, including the private sector and civil society, to promote and maintain population health in a participatory and inclusive manner.' Each country has its own healthcare challenges; some nations have a super-aging society while others are trying to implement the Universal Healthcare Coverage or establish basic healthcare units in various regions. The basics of governance within healthcare systems, are understood and discussed through related subjects such as healthcare policy, national budgets, demographical analyses, and peoples’ choice of national design. The phrase ‘good governance’ has been tossed around in health care circles over the last decade as if it was a panacea implying that everything is fine. However, the crucial aspects of governance and the methods of applying an integrated governance system are complicated, and need to be considered empirically with regard to each country's cultural and social context.
Session Organizer:
Miwako HOSODA, Seisa University, Japan
Miwako HOSODA, Seisa University, Japan
Oral Presentations
‘Good Governance’ and Stakeholder Involvement: Why We Need a Context-Sensitive Approach
Ellen KUHLMANN, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany; Viola BURAU, Aarhus University, Denmark
Regional Health Governance in the Ebola Outbreak: The Need for African Solutions to African Problems
Oluwatobi NJOAGUANI, Covenant University, Nigeria; Sheriff FOLARIN, Covenant University, Nigeria
The People’s Health Movement: Understanding a Transnational Network’s Contribution to Global Health Governance
Su-ming KHOO, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; Rita O'CONNELL, MA Public Advocacy and Activism, Ireland
Distributed Papers
Prison in the Time of Fentanyl
Kevin HAGGERTY, University of Alberta, Canada; Sandra BUCERIUS, University of Alberta, Canada
‘Children of a Common Mother’: Strengthening Health Workforce Migration to Australia and Canada
Stephanie SHORT, The University of Sydney, Australia; Kanchan MARCUS, The University of Sydney, Australia
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