General concepts of goals and goal-setting in healthcare: A narrative review

  title={General concepts of goals and goal-setting in healthcare: A narrative review},
  author={Osahon I Ogbeiwi},
  journal={Journal of Management \& Organization},
  pages={324 - 341}
  • O. Ogbeiwi
  • Published 2 April 2018
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Management & Organization
Abstract Goal-setting is fundamental to organisational management, yet not every manager knows how to do it well. A narrative literature review was done to explore current knowledge of definitions and classifications of goals, and principles of goal-setting in the healthcare sector. Online databases generated 65 relevant articles. Additional literature sources were snowballed from referenced articles, and textbooks. Most academic authors define ‘goal’ synonymously as ‘aim’ or ‘objective’, but… 
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