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Table 2 Categories of resistance

From: Exploring resistance to implementation of welfare technology in municipal healthcare services – a longitudinal case study

Main categories Subcategories
Organizational resistance • Resistance to change in established routines
• Resistance to necessary competence building
• Systemic resistance to communication across groups and professions
• Management resistance to participatory processes
Cultural resistance • Resistance due to language differences
• Resistance due to a clash of professional cultures
• Resistance against the role as co-creator
Technological resistance • Healthcare providers’ resistance to technology
• Resistance represented by IT infrastructure
• IT support staff’s resistance to innovative practice
Ethical resistance • Resistance due to patient safety issues
• Resistance due to concern for the quality of care
• Resistance due to patient privacy and dignity issues
• Resistance due to issues of justice