Medical leadership is the new black: or is it?

Jorm, Christine and Parker, Malcolm (2014) Medical leadership is the new black: or is it?. Australian Health Review, 39 2: 217-219. doi:10.1071/AH14013

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Author Jorm, Christine
Parker, Malcolm
Title Medical leadership is the new black: or is it?
Journal name Australian Health Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0156-5788
1449-8944
Publication date 2014-11-27
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/AH14013
Open Access Status
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 217
End page 219
Total pages 3
Place of publication Clayton, VIC, Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Abstract Considerable resources are being invested in healthcare leadership development programs and there is a new requirement for leadership teaching for Australian medical students. The new attention to medical leadership may be a reaction to loss of medical status and power. There is little evidence for return on investment from such programs. It is simply not clear what kind of leadership training is needed for collaborative work to improve healthcare nor what kind of organisational structures enable productive exercise of medical leadership skills. Caution is recommended.

What is known about the topic? Considerable resources are being invested in healthcare leadership development programs and there is a new requirement to add leadership to the curricula for Australian medical students.

What does this paper add? The lack of logic in calls for mass leadership training is explored. This may not only be a poor return on investment but also potentially reinforce medical attitudes that are unhelpful for modern healthcare.

What are the implications for practitioners? A cautious approach to training large numbers of doctors and students is recommended.
Keyword Medical leadership
Training
Medical students
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 27 November 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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