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A new working method in psychiatric care - the impact of implementation.

Journal article
Authors Catrin Alvebratt
Sture Åström
Anders Kauffeldt
Johan Berlin
Eric Carlström
Published in International Journal of Public Administration
Volume 40
Issue 3
Pages 295-304
ISSN 0190-0692
Publication year 2017
Published at Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Pages 295-304
Language en
Keywords Empowerment, implementation, organizational culture, patient participation, psychiatric care
Subject categories Public Administration Studies, Political Science, Nursing


An equal mix of organizational cultures is important for a successful implementation process. The aim of this study was to examine the implementation of a new working method in psychiatric hospital wards, representing different cultural characteristics. Descriptive quantitative data were collected at two hospitals (intervention and control). The results revealed one ward characterized by a mix of organizational cultures. This ward, compared with other intervention wards, showed the best results regarding patient assessed empowerment and participation. The result shows tentatively that organizational culture may have an impact on the implementation processes.

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