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In Need of Critical Care: A Call for Wellness Leadership

Summary: Health or wellness is more than just an absence of disease. Today it is a combination of physical, mental, and social well-being that requires a new approach from healthcare leaders. Healthcare has become in many ways both big business and bad medicine, creating a crisis in leadership that demands immediate action. The recent breach of ethics in healthcare is considered. Holistic wellness strategies combined with systems thinking are considered as a means of healing the existing medical paradigm that is often dictated by economics. A sidebar article describes the effects of direct marketing on healthcare management. More about the history and context of health and wellness is available online.

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  • Topics: Leadership
  • Keywords: Healthcare industry, Ethics, Leadership, Holism, Systems thinking, Behavior modification
  • Author: Hawkins, Mary
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation