Challenging gender stereotypes and advancing inclusive leadership in the operating theatre.

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dc.contributor.author Minehart, Rebecca D en
dc.contributor.author Foldy, Erica Gabrielle en
dc.contributor.author Long, Jennifer en
dc.contributor.author Weller, Jennifer en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-08T02:21:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2020-03 en
dc.identifier.issn 0007-0912 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/50261 en
dc.description.abstract Modern healthcare is delivered by interprofessional teams, and good leadership of these teams is integral to safe patient care. Good leadership in the operating theatre has traditionally been considered as authoritative, confident and directive, and stereotypically associated with men. We argue that this may not be the best model for team-based patient care and promote the concept of inclusive leadership as a valid alternative. Inclusive leadership encourages all team members to contribute to decision-making, thus engendering more team cohesion, information sharing and speaking up, and ultimately enhancing team effectiveness. However, the relational behaviours associated with inclusive leadership are stereotypically associated with women and may not in fact be recognised as leadership. In this article we provide evidence on the advantages of inclusive leadership over authoritative leadership and explore gender stereotypes and obstacles that limit the recognition of inclusive leadership. We propose that operating teams rise above gender stereotypes of leadership. Inclusive leadership can elicit maximum performance of every team member, thus realising the full potential of interprofessional healthcare teams to provide the best care for patients. en
dc.format.medium Print-Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Uncertainty en
dc.subject Stereotyping en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject Operating Rooms en
dc.subject Patient Care Team en
dc.title Challenging gender stereotypes and advancing inclusive leadership in the operating theatre. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.bja.2019.12.015 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page e148 en
pubs.volume 124 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page e154 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 794143 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
dc.identifier.eissn 1471-6771 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-02-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 32000976 en


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