Effective leadership within hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Units

Effective leadership within hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Units In this study the Repertory Grid interview technique was used to investigate constructs of leadership held by a group of male and female senior managers from within hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Units (SPCUs) in the UK. The themes that emerged were compared with those from existing research models of leadership. Results: men and women in these roles describe different constructs of effective leadership. The women's constructs that emerged were predominantly transformational, whilst the men's were predominantly transactional. Themes were also identified in this study, which differed from previous studies, i.e. those of political and environment awareness and the valuing of others' views regardless of their status. These themes do not feature highly in other research, and may be in response to the environment within which hospice and specialist palliative care functions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management in Medicine Emerald Publishing

Effective leadership within hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Units

Journal of Management in Medicine, Volume 14 (5/6): 19 – Dec 1, 2000

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
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0268-9235
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10.1108/02689230010362909
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Abstract

In this study the Repertory Grid interview technique was used to investigate constructs of leadership held by a group of male and female senior managers from within hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Units (SPCUs) in the UK. The themes that emerged were compared with those from existing research models of leadership. Results: men and women in these roles describe different constructs of effective leadership. The women's constructs that emerged were predominantly transformational, whilst the men's were predominantly transactional. Themes were also identified in this study, which differed from previous studies, i.e. those of political and environment awareness and the valuing of others' views regardless of their status. These themes do not feature highly in other research, and may be in response to the environment within which hospice and specialist palliative care functions.

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Journal of Management in MedicineEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2000

Keywords: Gender; Health care

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