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Distributing Leadership Roles for Ethical and Effective Health Care: An Agenda for Approval and Development

A public lecture by Professor Martin Beirne

Date: Thursday 11 May 2017

Time: 2-3.30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57, Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifery, D’Olier St, Dublin.

Title of the Presentation: Distributing Leadership Roles for Ethical and Effective Health Care: An Agenda for Approval and Development

Presenter: Professor Martin Beirne: Professor of Management and Organizational Behaviour, University of Glasgow

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Biography

Martin Beirne has been Professor of Management and Organizational Behaviour at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, since 2007. His research, teaching and practitioner development activities focus on the organization and management of people at work, with particular attention to innovative, ethical and effective forms of engagement, empowerment and participative regeneration.  This includes recent collaborative projects with health care professionals and arts practitioners to deliver improvements in the quality and experience of work, management and leadership.

Synopsis of the lecture

Distributed leadership has become a popular ‘post-heroic’ prescription for the future of health care and ongoing professional development of clinical practice.  Against a background of resource constraints and persistent shortfalls in performance relative to expectations, it offers an influential alternative vision to counteract entrenched thinking about the importance of directive leadership and the failures attributed to ‘command and control’ managerialism within health organizations.  Regular undercurrents of informal distributed leadership are now often credited with a corrective impact, sustaining care quality and patient safety under difficult conditions.  Despite that, academic and frontline professional opinion has been more open and receptive to distributed roles than official hospital sources or commentators who express a view from the higher levels of medical and managerial hierarchies.   Distributed leadership remains controversial, and frequently involves slippage back to engrained assumptions about authority and legitimacy in both theory and practice.  Responding to mixed reactions and constraints on practical initiatives, this presentation reaches beyond the arguments for and against distribution to consider what it involves and requires for longevity, means for the conduct of conducive positional leadership, and demands for the future education and development of both executive and ‘ordinary’ leaders.

Enquiries about the lecture should be directed to:

Jeni Ryan, Administrative Officer - Events, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin Email: ryanjen@tcd.ie | Tel: +353 (0)1 8963860

 

Technological torture or treatment? The need for compassionate leadership in healthcare

A public lecture by Professor Hugh Montgomery MB BS BSc FRCP MD FRGS FRSB FRI FFICM

Date: Thursday 20 April 2017

Time: 2-3.30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2.57, Trinity School of Nursing and Midwifery, D’Olier St, Dublin.

Title of the Presentation: Technological torture or treatment? The need for compassionate leadership in healthcare

Presenter: Professor Hugh Montgomery MB BS BSc FRCP MD FRGS FRSB FRI FFICM

 

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Biography

Hugh obtained a first class BSc in Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Neuropharmacology in 1984, before graduating from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1987.  He is accredited in General Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine, and now practices as a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine in North London. He obtained his higher research degree from University of London in 1987, and is now Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL, where he directs the UCL Centre for Human Health and Performance. He described the first 'gene for human fitness' and has since published >300 scientific papers, two in 'Nature'.

Synopsis of the lecture

Western Healthcare is in crisis, driven by an expanding burden of the aged with multiple co-morbidities, but compounded by unrealistic expectations from the public in the creation of which doctors have been complicit. Our planet also faces an environmental crisis which will affect the health of all. Now is the time for leadership- not to tweak the existing system, but to radically transform how our societies promote the wellbeing of their citizens.

Enquiries about the lecture should be directed to:

Jeni Ryan, Administrative Officer - Events, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin Email: ryanjen@tcd.ie | Tel: +353 (0)1 8963860

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