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Communities of Practice in Clinical Education: Do we (need to) trust our leaders?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Laura Delgaty


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Academic COP require transformational and ‘authentic’ leaders rather than leaders usingthe ‘power yielding’ tactics available to formal leaders. By identifying characteristics of leaders in clinical academia, we may be able to recognise and nurture these ‘natural’ leaders. However, as has been seen in business, to provide opportunity for physician growth, there needs to be an understanding and investment in structures that will lay the groundwork for improved performance and leader ship (Kennedy, 2005)

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Author(s): Delgaty L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annual Review of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Year: 2013

Volume: 10

Pages: 43-68

Print publication date: 01/10/2013

ISSN (electronic): 1743-159X

Publisher: Newcastle University School of Education Communication and Language Sciences