Leadership in Health Services: Volume 29 Issue 2


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Leadership metaphors

John Duncan Edmonstone

This paper aims to suggest that the language typically used about leadership in healthcare tells us something important about how we see it.


Assessing the role of GPs in Nordic health care systems

Randolph K. Quaye

This paper examines the changing role of general practitioners (GPs) in Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. It aims to explore the “gate keeping” role of GPs in the…

Leading change: introducing an electronic medical record system to a paramedic service

Shawn Baird, George Boak

Leaders in health-care organizations introducing electronic medical records (EMRs) face implementation challenges. The adoption of EMR by the emergency medical and ambulance…


Healthcare under the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in a decentralised health system: Experiences from Hardoi district of India

Virendra Kumar, Anindya Jayanta Mishra

This paper aims to explore the challenges and benefits arising from the involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the provisioning of primary healthcare in a…

Uncovering paradoxes from physicians’ experiences of patient-centered ward-round

Fredrik Bååthe, Gunnar Ahlborg Jr, Lars Edgren, Annica Lagström, Kerstin Nilsson

The purpose of this paper is to uncover paradoxes emerging from physicians’ experiences of a patient-centered and team-based ward round, in an internal medicine department.

Healthcare managers’ leadership profiles in relation to perceptions of work stressors and stress

Caroline Lornudd, David Bergman, Christer Sandahl, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between leadership profiles and differences in managers’ own levels of work stress symptoms and perceptions of work…


Exploring leadership in the context of dentistry in the UK

Stephen George Willcocks

The purpose of this paper is to explore selective leadership approaches in the context of dentistry in the UK.

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