Leadership in Health Care

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 Western health care, and to critically analyse the distance between the ‘heroic’ concepts of leadership and the present day reality of health care leaders.