Leadership in Health Services: Volume 30 Issue 1


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The new frontier of public health education

David Birnbaum, Kathryn Gretsinger, Ursula Ellis

The aim of this paper is to describe the experience and educational benefits of a course that has several unique educational design features.


Responsible leader behavior in health sectors

Beaufort Longest

The purpose of this paper is to expand attention to responsible leader behavior in the world’s health sectors by explaining how this concept applies to health sectors, considering…


Barriers and enablers to academic health leadership

Aleem Bharwani, Theresa Kline, Margaret Patterson, Peter Craighead

This study sought to identify the barriers and enablers to leadership enactment in academic health-care settings.


Role stressors and coping strategies among nurse managers

Sonia Udod, Greta G. Cummings, W. Dean Care, Megan Jenkins

The purpose of this paper is to share preliminary evidence about nurse managers’ (NMs) role stressors and coping strategies in acute health-care facilities in Western Canada.


An integrative discourse perspective on positive leadership in public health care

Ville Pietiläinen, Ilkka Salmi

This study aims to take a discursive view on positive leadership (PL). A positive approach has gained momentum in recent years as appropriate leadership practices are implemented…

The effects of local culture on hospital administration in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Rima Semiarty, Rebecca Fanany

Problems in health-care leadership are serious in West Sumatra, Indonesia, especially in hospitals, which are controlled locally. The purpose of this paper is to present the…


Healthcare leadership’s diversity paradox

Reginald Silver

The purpose of this research study was to obtain healthcare executives’ perspectives on diversity in executive healthcare leadership. The study focused on identifying perspectives…


Escaping the healthcare leadership cul-de-sac

John Duncan Edmonstone

This paper aims to propose that healthcare is dominated by a managerialist ideology, powerfully shaped by business schools and embodied in the Masters in Business Administration…


Managing gender diversity in healthcare: getting it right

Paul Vanderbroeck, Jean-Blaise Wasserfallen

Diversity, notably gender diversity, is growing in health care, both at the level of teams and the level of organizations. This paper aims to describe the challenges for team…


Dual leadership in a hospital practice

Bettina Ravnborg Thude, Svend Erik Thomsen, Egon Stenager, Erik Hollnagel

Despite the practice of dual leadership in many organizations, there is relatively little research on the topic. Dual leadership means two leaders share the leadership task and…

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