Bookpods

From our library of almost 1000 books we have produced short downloadable podcasts that summarise of the most important classic books- Bookpods. These are essential for anyone working in healthcare and enable you to learn while you walk, drive or travel by bus or train

Each week we will add another book to this page and add it to our Podcast Channel ‘Radio Value’.

18 01, 2021

BookPod – Diffusion of Innovation by Rogers

2021-01-18T17:50:22+00:00

Book: Diffusion of Innovations Author: Everett M. Rogers Teaser: Everett Rogers had it all worked out decades before the internet came along. The digital medium has changed some of the rules but the game is the same, and this book described the rules of the game in 1995. Tag: Networks

BookPod – Diffusion of Innovation by Rogers2021-01-18T17:50:22+00:00
11 01, 2021

BookPod – Communities of Practice by Wenger

2021-01-11T09:46:33+00:00

Book: Communities of Practice - Learning, Meaning, and Identity Author: Etienne Wenger Teaser: Wenger describes how most organisations usually work in ignorance of how other organisations, with the same mission, are getting on. If they compare performance with others it is usually to compete and win, or at least avoid losing. In a community of practice they share to learn. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Communities of Practice by Wenger2021-01-11T09:46:33+00:00
14 12, 2020

BookPod – The Uncertain Physician by Kurt Link

2020-12-14T08:49:53+00:00

Book:The Uncertain Physician Author: Kurt Link Teaser: “I don’t know” are the most important three words in medicine. The truth is, the more one knows, the less certain one is. And this is certainly true in medicine where combining an individual’s personal goals and specific attributes to the research evidence means that the Uncertain Physician is one of the most experienced. In this great book, Kurt Link explores the ideas around managing and dealing with uncertainty in healthcare. Tag: Culture

BookPod – The Uncertain Physician by Kurt Link2020-12-14T08:49:53+00:00
7 12, 2020

BookPod – Images of Organization by Gareth Morgan

2020-12-07T09:35:17+00:00

Book: Images of Organization Author: Gareth Morgan Teaser: Images of Organization is a classic based on a very simple premise—that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights. Morgan provides resources for exploring the complexity of modern organizations. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Images of Organization by Gareth Morgan2020-12-07T09:35:17+00:00
2 12, 2020

BookPod – The Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change

2020-12-02T08:52:01+00:00

Book: The Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change Author: Nicholas Stern Teaser: This is a 700-page report released for the Government of the United Kingdom on 30 October 2006 and is considered as one of the most important documents to combine climate change science and economics. It has important implications for health - the impact on health itself, the economic effects of changes in health and the impact on health from economic changes. Leaders of health systems cannot ignore climate change and their role in recognising that healthcare services have a major environmental impact on the planet, making this landmark report critically important.  

BookPod – The Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change2020-12-02T08:52:01+00:00
23 11, 2020

BookPod – Credit Crunch Health Care: How economics can save our publicly funded health services by Donaldson

2020-11-23T10:18:16+00:00

Book: Credit crunch health care: How economics can save our publicly funded health services Author: Cam Donaldson Teaser: How do we avoid a culture of contentment so that we don’t make the changes we need. In this great book, world-leading health economist Cam Donaldson defends NHS-type systems on the same basis as their detractors: economic efficiency. However, protecting government funding of health care is not enough: scarcity has to be managed. Donaldson goes on to show how we can get more out of our systems by addressing issues of value for money. In particular, he demonstrates what has been achieved through health care reform but questions how much more this can deliver relative to getting serious about priority [...]

BookPod – Credit Crunch Health Care: How economics can save our publicly funded health services by Donaldson2020-11-23T10:18:16+00:00
16 11, 2020

BookPod – Culture at Work in Aviation and Medicine: National, Organizational and Professional Influences by Helmreich & Merritt

2020-11-16T09:22:37+00:00

Book: Culture at Work in Aviation and Medicine: National, Organizational and Professional Influences Author: Robert L. Helmreich, Ashleigh C. Merritt Teaser: Culture forms a complex framework of national, organizational, and professional attitudes and values within which groups and individuals function. In this book the authors explore the influences of culture in two professions, aviation and medicine. Their focus is on commercial airline pilots and operating room teams. Within these two environments they show the effect of professional, national and organizational cultures of individual attitudes and values and team interaction. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Culture at Work in Aviation and Medicine: National, Organizational and Professional Influences by Helmreich & Merritt2020-11-16T09:22:37+00:00
9 11, 2020

BookPod – Death of the Guilds: Professions, States, and the Advance of Capitalism, 1930 to the Present by Krause

2020-11-09T09:45:14+00:00

Book: Death of the Guilds: Professions, States, and the Advance of Capitalism, 1930 to the Present Author: Elliot Krause Teaser: Have you ever wanted to better understand the role of professions like doctors and nurses? In this book, Elliot Krause considers the autonomy and leverage of modern professional groups---medicine, law, university teaching, and engineering. Krause considers the implications for professionals and those they serve. Tag: Culture

BookPod – Death of the Guilds: Professions, States, and the Advance of Capitalism, 1930 to the Present by Krause2020-11-09T09:45:14+00:00
30 10, 2020

BookPod – Choices, Values, and Frames by Kahneman & Tversky

2020-10-30T14:15:28+00:00

Book: Choices, Values, and Frames Author: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky Teaser: How we make decisions in healthcare is heavily influenced by our emotions, whether we like it or not. This important book outlines the impact that emotions have on decision making, so at least we can have a hope of making better emotions. It describes prospect theory, which suggests two stages to decision making and how it can be influenced. Tag: Decision Making & Populations

BookPod – Choices, Values, and Frames by Kahneman & Tversky2020-10-30T14:15:28+00:00
26 10, 2020

BookPod – Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Tufte

2020-10-26T09:59:52+00:00

Book: Visual Display of Quantitative Information Author: Edward Tufte Teaser: Anybody who wants to display graphical information should read this book. Anybody who wants to understand how beautiful data can look should read this book. Read this book and do not put up with unintelligible and ugly graphics ever again. Tag: Populations

BookPod – Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Tufte2020-10-26T09:59:52+00:00