Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare through Positive Deviance is a collection of stories that document how hospitals in American and Columbia were able to use Positive Deviance (PD) to dramatically decrease the rates of MRSA healthcare associated infections in patients. Positive Deviance was used to change the behaviors and mindsets of medical personal, patients, visitors, and hospital staff including doctors, nurses, security guards, custodians, and management in order to improve the health and safety of all associated with the hospital.
This book will help healthcare professionals and social change agents rethink how they go about looking for solutions to tough problems and with how they interact with their staff and clientele. It is a must read for anyone that is searching for a new approach to tackling social problems. Inviting Everyone explains PD and provides tons of examples of PD techniques that can be modified and applied in situations and organizations across the globe.