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CALL FOR PAPERS: The 8th International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference

15 Nov 2011

Hosted by the School of Business at Trinity College Dublin on behalf of the Society for Studies in Organizing Healthcare (SHOC), the 8th International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference will explore how healthcare organisations and professions can work towards achieving patient-centred healthcare.

15-18 April 2012 - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Patient-Centred healthcare teams : achieving collaboration, communication and care

A broad range of contributions are anticipated, including those addressing themes of teamwork, networks, communication, collaboration and care.



We invite you to submit a paper for consideration at our online paper submission site https://www.openconf.org/obhc2012/openconf.php.

Both conceptual and empirical papers are encouraged, and we welcome submissions from those working in all areas of healthcare and related fields. FULL PAPERS only will be considered (max 5,000 words excluding references, appendices and tables) and there will be a double blind peer review process. All submissions must be made via the online paper submission site.

The deadline for paper submission is 18 November 2011.

Although not an exclusive list, we would very much like to consider papers in the following areas:

Patient-focused healthcare (patient-centred care, patient engagement, patient stories, patient perspectives, patient choice, patient safety, patient-led initiatives)

Teamworking (teams, roles, routines, composition)

Coordination and inter-dependence (inter-professional networks, inter-organisational networks, inter-sectoral networks, relational coordination, research teams, clinical governance, integrating structures and roles)

Coordination through management processes (managing demand, lean and operations management, patient pathways, change management, human resource management)

Communication (communication and decision-making, cross-cultural communication, inter-professional communication, patient communication strategies)

Working papers may also be considered, on the understanding that – if accepted – the final paper will be submitted no later than the Early Bird Registration deadline in 2012.


 As in previous years, papers submitted and accepted for presentation will be considered in special issues emanating from the Conference. In addition, the Conference Committee also intends to continue the Society’s Palgrave book series, based on the Conference theme.


Academics, researchers and PhD students working in healthcare and related fields.

Clinicians and managers in health organisations.

Members of government agencies and NGOs.

Corporates and professional bodies.

The Conference will provide many opportunities for interaction, in-depth discussion and cross-country developments around the themes of policy and practice. We will seek to build links between international researchers and practitioners in order to foster future collaborations and interactions.

Hoping to see you in Dublin in 2012!

Kind regards 

Linda Soriton

Conference Organiser


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