Leadership in Health Services: Volume 30 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Action Learning in Health Services

Guest Editors: Richard Hale

Action learning across the decades: Case studies in health and social care settings in 1966 and 2016

Ken Eason

The purpose of this paper is to explore how action learning concepts were used in two healthcare projects undertaken many decades apart. The specific purpose in both cases was to…


What can action learning offer a beleaguered system? A narrative representing the relationship

James Traeger

This is an attempt to write an account of action learning that is as close to the ground on which it was practised as the author can make it. In that sense, the reader can read…

Action learning: ripples within and beyond the set

Robert James Warwick, Adam Palmer, Janet McCray

This paper aims to explore the impact of action learning (AL) on an individual and an organisation, particularly the process by which each affected the other. The organisation is…


Advancing health care quality and safety through action learning

Simon Mathews, Sherita Golden, Renee Demski, Peter Pronovost, Lisa Ishii

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate how action learning can be practically applied to quality and safety challenges at a large academic medical health system and become…

Value-based healthcare measurement as a context for organizational learning: Adding a strategic edge to assess health outcome?

Patrik Nordin, Anna-Aurora Kork, Inka Koskela

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the potential of organizational learning for developing effectiveness of care. Value-based healthcare measurement recognizes patient…


Team sponsors in community-based health leadership programs

Tracy Enright Patterson, Donna R. Dinkin, Heather Champion

The purpose of this article is to share the lessons learned about the role of team sponsors in action-learning teams as part of community-based health leadership development…

Using action learning sets to support change in end-of-life care

Karen Gillett, Liz Reed, Liz Bryan

The purpose of this paper is to describe the delivery of facilitated action learning sets as an integral component of a multidisciplinary end-of-life care course.

Using action learning to reduce health inequity in Danish municipalities

Anna Paldam Folker, Sigurd Lauridsen

The aim of this study is to clarify how action learning can be used as a vehicle for promoting equal access to municipal health services for socially disadvantaged groups in a…

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