Leadership in Health Services: Volume 32 Issue 4


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From parallel to partnership: Factors that develop integrative relationships between biomedical and alternative medical practitioners

Debra E. Orr, Gloria Bravo Gutiérrez, Don Fette

In the USA, there has recently been an unprecedented convergence of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) with mainstream biomedical care. This confluence may lead to a deeply…

An exploratory study into the use of Lean Six Sigma to reduce medication errors in the Norwegian public healthcare context

Jiju Antony, Shirin Charlotte Forthun, Yaifa Trakulsunti, Thomas Farrington, Julie McFarlane, Attracta Brennan, Mary Dempsey

Medication errors are a significant cause of injury in Norwegian hospitals. The purpose of this study is to explore how Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been used in the Norwegian public…

Behavioural and operational outcomes of a Master’s programme on improvement knowledge and leadership: A survey study

Annika Maria Margareta Nordin, Kristina Areskoug-Josefsson

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate behavioural changes and operational outcomes resulting from a Master’s programme on improvement knowledge and leadership in the Swedish…

First-line managers dealing with different management approaches

Annika Strömberg, Maria Engström, Heidi Hagerman, Bernice Skytt

The purpose of this paper is to contribute new knowledge about how first line managers (FLMs) in elderly care perceive their situation, with a focus on differences in management…


Nursing shared governance at hospitals – it’s Finnish future?

Taina Hannele Kanninen, Arja Häggman-Laitila, Tarja Tervo-Heikkinen, Tarja Kvist

The purpose of this study is to describe council structure, its benefits, supportive and obstructive factors and developmental needs as a part of shared governance in a university…


Leadership development in health information management (HIM): literature review

Sarah Low, Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Rosie Nash, Kelly Abrams

The health information management (HIM) profession lacks clarity around leadership and leadership development. To date, little empirical research exists on this topic, and it is…

Exploring medical leader identity and its formation

Emily Maile, Judy McKimm, Alex Till

“Becoming” a doctor involves the acquisition of medical knowledge, skills and professional identity. Medical professional identity formation (MPIF) is complex, multi-factorial and…

Emotional intelligence, gender and transformational leadership among nurses in emerging economies

Gloria Nakie Apore, Emmanuel Selase Asamoah

In spite of the observation that nurse managers’ style of authority in sub-Saharan Africa is one of antagonistic vibe and lordship, there is not much information on the kind of…


The state-of-play in physician health systems leadership research: A review of paradoxes in evidence

Betty Onyura, Sara Crann, Risa Freeman, Mary-Kay Whittaker, David Tannenbaum

This paper aims to review a decade of evidence on physician participation in health system leadership with the view to better understand the current state of scholarship on…

Assessing the state of lean and six sigma practices in healthcare in Mexico

Rodrigo E. Peimbert-García, Timothy Matis, Jaime H. Beltran-Godoy, Claudia L. Garay-Rondero, Julio C. Vicencio-Ortiz, Diana López-Soto

The purpose of this study is to assess the state at which lean and six sigma (LSS) are used as a management system to improve the national health system national health system of…

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