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Healthcare leadership contradictions

January 14, 2015
Longwoods
Author: 
Graham Dickson
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School of Leadership Prof. Emeritus Dr. Graham Dickson recommends health leaders ask, “What do health care consumers need and how can the system leaders respond?”

In a Longwoods essay authored jointly with Hugh MacLead, Dickson discusses the contradictions and differing perspectives in the health care world.

Here is an excerpt:

“Behaviour change illuminates the first human contradiction: how does one find the reflection and practice time in a very demanding environment in which demands are insatiable, and that mitigates against these very actions? And given this circumstance, how much behaviour change can any individual take on?”

Read the entire essay