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Pages: 7574-7581
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.1755

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain


B. Freund

Jagiellonian University (POLAND)
The modern world, changing and progressing rapidly, makes it necessary to find out and implement new ways of organizing and managing the healthcare system. One of the most interesting types of approaches, which is a response to these challenges, may be the humanistic approach to leadership in healthcare.

The core of leadership in a healthcare organization should be focused on the service to human health. It is therefore necessary to develop the concept of leadership based on values. Therefore, the basis of leadership in a healthcare organization should be the same, regardless of the circumstances, but the leadership style may vary; it will depend on the medical situation.

Blanchard (Blanchard, 2007) distinguishes four basic paradigms of leadership:
- Classical Leadership,
- Transactional Leadership,
- Charismatic Leadership (in other words: Visionary or Inspirational Leadership),
- Network Leadership (in other words: Organic Leadership).

Each of these kinds of leadership based on values can contribute to improving the functioning of medical organizations, it all depends on the leader’s ability to adapt to circumstances.

Therefore, the aim of this article is to present theoretical considerations and analyses of healthcare leadership styles based on values, depending on the dominant situation in a medical centre. The conclusions will determine what kind of leadership is the most appropriate in given circumstances. Recommendations may be helpful for managers of health centres, academic teachers educating medical personnel, as well as for doctors and nurses who want to expand their knowledge in the field of leadership and management.
author = {Freund, B.},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-8491-2},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2017.1755},
url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2017.1755},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {6-8 March, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {7574-7581}}
AU - B. Freund
SN - 978-84-617-8491-2/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2017.1755
PY - 2017
Y1 - 6-8 March, 2017
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2017 Proceedings
SP - 7574
EP - 7581
ER -
B. Freund (2017) LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 7574-7581.