(PRWEB) May 22, 2014
Journal of Healthcare Leadership has published the review “Health leadership education programs, best practices, and impact on learners’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors and system change: a literature review.”
As corresponding author, Dr Careau says, “The Lancet Commission Report of 2010 called for a new breed of collaborative health leader who can work across health professions in community, hospital and primary care settings. Collaborative leaders must lead change in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity and they must strengthen and build relationships to navigate complex systems.”
Dr Careau continues, “Existing leadership programs do not adequately address the key competencies to prepare future health leaders to rise to these challenges. The Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) conducted a pioneering research into the best practices and learner impact of existing health leadership programs in the field, in order to identify the components necessary to promote system change. This literature review indicates that there is a need for more specifically-targeted 'collaborative leadership' – particularly for the manager/executive category – employing a blended learning approach, action learning projects, a robust evaluation plan with ongoing monitoring, and should be combined with community engagement and social accountability, to effectively contribute to improved health outcomes.”
Journal of Healthcare Leadership is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on leadership for the health professions.
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