Conceptualising Leadership in Healthcare – Assignment 3: Literature Review
This assignment is to be submitted as a structured literature review.
Word guide: 1500 (+/-10%) words
You are required to undertake a literature review on leading human behaviours to deliver improved healthcare. Consider its importance in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and how lessons from leading may contribute to future leadership theory.
The assessment expects you to draw on the material you have studied through the module, using the literature provided together with your own research to consider how healthcare leaders work through the human behaviour to deliver improved health outcomes. You are expected to critically evaluate the literature you are presenting to argue its relevance to contemporary healthcare leadership.
Synthesise and apply knowledge to practice of the factors influencing individual behaviour in organisations.
While this assignment is weighted at 50%, your marks will be out of 100%
Please make sure that you correctly cite and reference all secondary sources you use, and include a reference list. All referenced work should be obtained from credible sources such as academic journals and textbooks.
All written work must be in line with Harvard referencing.
Reference lists and any appendices/additional documents will not be included in your final word count.
This assessment is graded and equates to 50% of the module marks.
Methodology used to undertake the literature review 10%
Critical analysis of the literature selected 40%
Evaluation of application of the literature to contemporary health care leadership 30%
Conclusion: learning from the literature 20%
Mullins, L. (2016) Organisational Behaviour in the workplace (12th Edition) Pearson Ed.
Other indicative reading
Reynolds, M (2013) The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers inc
Thompson, S. and Thompson, N. (2018) The Critically Reflective Practitioner (2nd Edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Whitmore, J. (2017) Coaching for Performance (5th edition) London: Hodder and Stoughton
Journal of Healthcare Leadership
Leadership in Health Services