Event Title

Emergent, First-Time Leadership in Patient Advocacy Organizations

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Location

Columbus State University

Start Date

3-11-2022 2:30 PM

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This presentation shares primary and secondary research for a chapter on first-time leadership in patient advocacy organizations, published in February 2021 by IGI Global, Matthew Guah, editor, and entitled "Handbook of Research on Innate Leadership Characteristics and Examinations of Successful First-Time Leaders." The purpose of my chapter is to focus on leadership as it emerges in not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations in both the U.S. and Europe by examining case studies of first-time leaders among them in recent decades. This chapter resists the argument, especially in the era of patient-centered care, that patient/client advocacy belongs under the auspices of the professional nurse, or clinicians in general. Instead, it presents a novel perspective, grounded in case studies offered as examples and supported by established leadership theories, that leadership in effecting change and transformation of the health care landscape on behalf of patients today resides chiefly in patient advocacy organizations in the not-for-profit sector headed by a variety of leader types, or categories. The ethical challenges to secure mission-driven funding confronting the leader in not-for-profit are also raised, as full disclosure of sources and appropriate transparency are safeguards against potential loss of credibility and the public trust. Since the chapter concludes with social entrepreneurism as a new pathway for not-for-profit leadership, it also suggests entirely new initiatives and possibilities given the sustainable value as a model that it contributes, whether at the local community or global, societal level. The chapter, therefore, opens the door for a rich array of new graduate research and study.

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Nov 3rd, 2:30 PM

Emergent, First-Time Leadership in Patient Advocacy Organizations

Columbus State University

This presentation shares primary and secondary research for a chapter on first-time leadership in patient advocacy organizations, published in February 2021 by IGI Global, Matthew Guah, editor, and entitled "Handbook of Research on Innate Leadership Characteristics and Examinations of Successful First-Time Leaders." The purpose of my chapter is to focus on leadership as it emerges in not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations in both the U.S. and Europe by examining case studies of first-time leaders among them in recent decades. This chapter resists the argument, especially in the era of patient-centered care, that patient/client advocacy belongs under the auspices of the professional nurse, or clinicians in general. Instead, it presents a novel perspective, grounded in case studies offered as examples and supported by established leadership theories, that leadership in effecting change and transformation of the health care landscape on behalf of patients today resides chiefly in patient advocacy organizations in the not-for-profit sector headed by a variety of leader types, or categories. The ethical challenges to secure mission-driven funding confronting the leader in not-for-profit are also raised, as full disclosure of sources and appropriate transparency are safeguards against potential loss of credibility and the public trust. Since the chapter concludes with social entrepreneurism as a new pathway for not-for-profit leadership, it also suggests entirely new initiatives and possibilities given the sustainable value as a model that it contributes, whether at the local community or global, societal level. The chapter, therefore, opens the door for a rich array of new graduate research and study.