Leadership in Health Services (LHS) provides international double blind peer-reviewed examples of theory and best practice to improve healthcare organizations and services worldwide by developing effective leaders.
The journal publishes:
- Practical, results-focused research articles which frame contemporary leadership theory in the context of health care systems and services
- Applied case studies which identify and analyse common problems and provide best practice solutions
- In-depth reviews of the latest books
LHS covers, but is not limited to the following topics:
- New models of clinical and social care leadership
- Strategic management within healthcare organizations (incl. crisis management)
- Improving patient care and services through effective management practices
- Leadership learning, training and development (incl. personal leadership and performance accountability)
- Mentoring, coaching and succession planning
- Resourcing / resource constraints
- Public health challenges and community health programmes
- Collaboration - communication strategies and multidisciplinary teams
- Integrated care pathways
- Patient expectations / the patient as leader
LHS is read by academics, researchers and students and Healthcare Directors, Managers and Nursing Managers in public, private and community healthcare settings.
“LHS fills an important gap in the leadership literature for healthcare managers, policy-makers and students. LHS consistently publishes informative articles, commentaries and reviews on a wide range of contemporary issues in health care leadership. The scope of the journal is unique.”
Victor Maddalena, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
This journal is abstracted and indexed in:
ABI/INFORM, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List – category C, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Health Service Abstracts, HealthSTAR database, Hospital Abstracts Series, Hospital and Health Administration Index, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Medical Care Review, Mosby Index, Mosby Nursing Consult, ProQuest, ReadCube Discover, Scopus.
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