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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