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Qualities and practices of professional social work leadership in an interdisciplinary mental health service: An action learning approach

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dc.contributor.author McNabb, David
dc.contributor.author Webster, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-20T21:13:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-20T21:13:29Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03
dc.identifier.issn 1476-7333
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1720
dc.description.abstract Since the mid-1980s, health service restructuring in New Zealand has strengthened managerialism, arguably detracting from professional considerations. Professional leaders without line-management responsibilities have replaced social work departments headed by a professional social worker. An emerging social work contribution to interdisciplinary leadership in mental health settings aims to advance quality of service and fill social work leadership gaps resulting from structural changes created by health policy initiatives. In the context of limited research into these changes, this paper presents an action learning organic approach examining how social work professional leaders implemented Kouzes’ and Posner’s ‘exemplary leadership’ in a District Health Board. This examination integrates indigenous Māori approaches to leadership with Western models. Findings suggest both caution and optimism about the professional leader role. The paper suggests further research to explore the relationship of professional leadership and clinical governance in public health services. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_NZ
dc.relation.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14767330903576846 en_NZ
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Action Learning: Research and Practice, 7(1), 41-57. Action Learning: Research and Practice is available at http://www. tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1476-7333&date=2010&volume=7&issue=1&spage=41 en_NZ
dc.subject Professional leadership en_NZ
dc.subject Exemplary leadership en_NZ
dc.subject Mental health en_NZ
dc.title Qualities and practices of professional social work leadership in an interdisciplinary mental health service: An action learning approach en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Taylor & Francis Group en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14767330903576846 en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation McNabb, D., & Webster, M. (2010). Qualities and practices of professional social work leadership in an interdisciplinary mental health service: An action learning approach. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 7(1), 41-57. doi: 10.1080/14767330903576846 en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.institution University of Auckland en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage 41 en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage 57 en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume 7 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Action Learning: Research and Practice en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 50668


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