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Meeting today’s healthcare leadership challenges: is compassionate, caring and inclusive leadership the answer?
  1. Luke David Edwards1,
  2. Alex Till2,
  3. Judy McKimm3
  1. 1Welsh School of Anaesthesia, Wales Deanery, Cardiff, UK
  2. 2School of Psychiatry, Health Education North West (Mersey), Liverpool, UK
  3. 3School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Luke David Edwards, Department of Anaesthesia, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend CF31 1RQ, UK; luke.edwards{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

The delivery of high quality, compassionate care is imperative for all healthcare organisations and systems. Current thought leadership explores the necessity for compassionate and inclusive leadership as a prerequisite to develop the culture within which this can be achieved. In this article, we explore the background to this thinking and how it might work in practice.

  • clinical leadership
  • medical leadership
  • patient-centred care
  • continuous improvement

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the article in its entirety.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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