Leadership in Health Services: Volume 29 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Medical Leadership (based on papers from World Federation of Medical Managers Conference May 2015)

Guest Editors: Graham Dickson, Karen Owen

Collaborating internationally on physician leadership education: first steps

Anne Matlow, Ming-Ka Chan, Jordan David Bohnen, Daniel Mark Blumenthal, Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola, Diane de Camps Meschino, Lindy Michelle Samson, Jamiu Busari

Physicians are often ill-equipped for the leadership activities their work demands. In part, this is due to a gap in traditional medical education. An emergent international…


Collaborating internationally on physician leadership development: why now?

Ming-Ka Chan, Diane de Camps Meschino, Deepak Dath, Jamiu Busari, Jordan David Bohnen, Lindy Michelle Samson, Anne Matlow, Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola

This paper aims to highlight the importance of leadership development for all physicians within a competency-based medical education (CBME) framework. It describes the importance…

Exploring valid and reliable assessment methods for care management education: A Delphi study

Lokke Gennissen, Lorette Stammen, Jolien Bueno-de-Mesquita, Sietse Wieringa, Jamiu Busari

It is assumed that the use of valid and reliable assessment methods can facilitate the development of medical residents’ management and leadership competencies. To justify this…


Can complexity science inform physician leadership development?

Colleen Marie Grady

The purpose of this paper is to describe research that examined physician leadership development using complexity science principles.


In their own words: describing Canadian physician leadership

Anita J. Snell, Graham Dickson, Debrah Wirtzfeld, John Van Aerde

This is the first study to compile statistical data to describe the functions and responsibilities of physicians in formal and informal leadership roles in the Canadian health…

Developing Canadian physician: the quest for leadership effectiveness

Scott Comber, Lisette Wilson, Kyle C. Crawford

The purpose of this study is to discern the physicians’ perception of leadership effectiveness in their clinical and non-clinical roles (leadership) by identifying their political…

The role of the physician in transforming the culture of healthcare

Stanley J. Smits, Dawn E. Bowden, James O. Wells

The healthcare system in the USA is undergoing unprecedented change and its share of unintended consequences. This paper explores the leadership role of the physician in…


Shining the light on the dark side of medical leadership – a qualitative study in Australia

Erwin Loh, Jennifer Morris, Laura Thomas, Marie Magdaleen Bismark, Grant Phelps, Helen Dickinson

The paper aims to explore the beliefs of doctors in leadership roles of the concept of “the dark side”, using data collected from interviews carried out with 45 doctors in medical…


Physician leadership in e-health? A systematic literature review

Wouter Keijser, Jacco Smits, Lisanne Penterman, Celeste Wilderom

This paper aims to systematically review the literature on roles of physicians in virtual teams (VTs) delivering healthcare for effective “physician e-leadership” (PeL) and…

Leadership training for undergraduate medical students

Victor Maddalena

Physicians play an important leadership role in the management and governance of the healthcare system. Yet, many physicians lack formal management and leadership training to…

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