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dc.contributor.authorMcNabb, David
dc.contributor.authorWebster, M.
dc.description.abstractSince 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.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.rightsThis 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.
dc.subjectprofessional leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectexemplary leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectmental healthen_NZ
dc.titleQualities and practices of professional social work leadership in an interdisciplinary mental health service : an action learning approachen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderTaylor & Francis Groupen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160701 Clinical Social Work Practiceen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMcNabb, 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: 10.1080/14767330903576846en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.publication.titleAction Learning: Research and Practiceen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuHauora hinengaromi_NZ

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