Length: 3000 words
What does leadership in health care mean?
➢ Describe the aspects of this in relation to the aged care and disability health care sector.
➢ Consider the effect various styles of leadership may have on service delivery and quality care within both the community as well as individual case management.
➢ Explore the diversity within Western health care systems and the impact this may have on leadership decisions that may be made.
➢ Explain your answer with examples from your area of work.
➢ Use references where required to substantiate potential changes to decision-making processes that may affect team management.
In this assignment you are required:
• To demonstrate knowledge of roles, responsibilities, styles and theories of leadership in Australian health care, and to critically analyse the distance between the ‘heroic’ concepts of leadership and the present day reality of health care leaders.
This table of contents is just a sample. You are free to develop your own table of contents in your paper/essay.
Table of Contents/Outline of the Assignment
– Introduce your paper and briefly provide how you organise your paper to discuss your argument/idea.
2. Leadership in health care
– Define the concept of leadership
– Critically discuss the evolution of leadership styles from the heroic concepts of leadership and the leadership for the present context, and their strengthens and weakness
3. Theories of Leadership
– Identify appropriate leadership theories that you want to relate in your argument/idea and trace out their evolution process and discuss them
– Identify the diversity in western health care systems (not only limiting to Australia, you can compare with other western countries e.g. Australia, UK, USA, Canada etc.) and discuss with the evidences on impacts of leadership decisions in two levels: i) community ii) individual.
– Argue what type of leaderships are more appropriate to aged care and disability health care and why in the present context?
– Relate your own experiences how the leadership influence the decision making process and team management. You can relate your any appropriate experience in the discussion.
– Relate these above discussion with appropriate theories and argue with evidences.
– Your Conclusion should not introduce any new ideas or include citations, and should clearly demonstrate how you have answered the assigned question.
1- Use books between 2009 and 2014
2- Use this essential book
Leadership: Theory, Application and Skill Development
Lussier, R.N. and Achua, C.F., South-Western Cengage Learning 5th ed. 2012