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ERIC Number: EJ1063993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1068-4867
Rising from the Ashes: Strategic Approaches for Reclaiming Healthcare and Research as a Culture of Innovative Care
Gabriele, Edward F.
Research Management Review, v20 n2 2015
In contemporary society, the fundamental nature of healthcare and healthcare-related research has come under particular scrutiny. While decidedly based upon human need and human care, a wide variety of historical developments often can collide not just with how these services are effected, but even more deeply as to their meaning in human culture. There is, therefore, a need for some form of leadership that can effectively deepen the primary nature of healthcare as human care and healthcare research as an essentially powerful source of innovation for the promotion and protection of The Good. Healthcare and research administrators have a unique and critically important leadership role in the ongoing expansion of every aspect of their institution's corporate life from organizational purpose, to policy and procedures, to programmatic and future development. This form of leadership is not hierarchical, but more deeply formative. It requires a sense of organizational vision and activity that respects the relational nature of the organization itself as well as the communities it serves. To achieve the greatest formative success, healthcare and research administrators must practice and engage in a form of leadership that moves and expands upon sound and substantive forms of ethical development and decision-making. This leadership is not just a professional practice. More deeply, it is a praxis--i.e., a form of action in reflection. It involves both reform and renewal in substantive and unforeseen ways. If such a praxis can begin to be effected in healthcare and healthcare-related leadership, perhaps a new age of truly trustful human and humane healthcare and research can arise from the ashes of cynicism that have recently singed the average citizen's understanding.
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Language: English
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