It is essential that healthcare leaders and managers recognise the importance of values; how they relate to the delivery of healthcare to patients as well as shape individual, professional and organisational practice. This paper attempts to address these issues.
The paper considers the concepts of values, managerialism and leadership in the present climate of rapid change, financial austerity, quality improvement and the drive towards patient‐centred care. It discusses a number of values‐based academic and professional standards, models and policy‐drivers to inform effective leadership and management for the improvement of healthcare delivery.
Shared values, when underpinned by an emphasis on patient care, can empower relationships between professions, providers and commissioners and advance discussions about priorities beyond a focus on morals and politics towards issues of shared goals and strategy implementation.
This paper bridges the gap between theory and practice and will appeal to leaders and managers irrespective of background or seniority. It offers a clear review of key issues, theories and practice skills which support effective values‐based leadership and management in healthcare settings.
When the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) was developed, one of the hopes was that the exchange visits among international sites would…
When the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) was developed, one of the hopes was that the exchange visits among international sites would stimulate the development of collaborative working relationships. This article reviews one such collaborative project, the development and implementation of a comparative study of assertive community treatment teams, or assertive outreach teams as they are called in the UK and New Zealand.
Masculinity in young men can be considered a dynamic risk factor. However, there is a lack of interventions designed to support men and young men to explore the ways in…
Masculinity in young men can be considered a dynamic risk factor. However, there is a lack of interventions designed to support men and young men to explore the ways in which the concept of masculinity contributes to shaping their individual identity. The purpose of this paper is to explore young offenders’ perceptions of a programme designed to address masculinity and criminogenic attitudes and evaluate whether the programme contributed to any personal change/development and what core learning they took from the course.
The research utilised a mixed-methods approach to address aims and objectives.
The quantitative results found that there was a pre-/post-course reduction in toughness and increase in self-esteem and risk-taking perceptions. The qualitative results identified four superordinate themes reconstruing masculine self-realisation awareness and reflection group dynamics and course relationships and unintended consequences. The course-assisted participants in helping to reconstrue aspects of being a man made them think about the future and allowed for participants to consider their possible and desired selves.
The research has policy and practice implications for brief interventions targeted at young offenders.
The research evaluates a novel intervention aimed at addressing young offenders masculine beliefs and identities. The research has implications for working with this client group.