The challenges involved in achieving practice change: SDHI seminar and discussion now online

Dr Roger Dunston, Associate Professor, Centre for Research in Learning and Change, University of Technology, Sydney presented an SDHI seminar on 19th September 2013 on the question ‘Why is significant practice change is so difficult to achieve?’ He drew on a range of social science theories and ethnographic examples to stimulate discussion of the audience, which included students and academics from various disciplines at the universities of Dundee and St Andrews as well as health and social care professionals. The issue of scale was a key focus: How can systemic and organisational change filter down to behavioural change and how can individual role modelling contribute to organisational change? Does ‘best practice’ exist and if so, is it transferable? How can organisational change be achieved at the intersection of multiple professions with different ‘cultures’ and foci? What are the lessons for interprofessional learning and teaching? Watch the video and the discussion.

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