In understanding the culture change movement in long-term care and the factors that either foster or impede its sustainability, it is important to consider a number of factors. Since leadership is important in any organization and has been identified as crucial in the implementation of culture change in long-term care, this alternate plan paper focuses on the leadership factors that either facilitate or impede the implementation of culture change. Included in this alternate plan paper is a brief overview of the culture change movement in long-term care, the role of leadership versus management in the long-term care environment, types of leadership, a presentation of sixteen scholarly studies focusing on the role of leadership in regards to culture change in long-term care systems, as well as a discussion about the empowerment of residents and staff of long-term care facilities, the flattening of structural hierarchies, the importance of utilizing leadership (versus management), the need for support of residents and staff during this transition, as well as the taking a holistic approach when considering the needs of residents and staff in long-term care.
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Garklavs, Alexandra Natasha, "Leadership and the Implementation of Culture Change in Long-Term Care" (2013). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 1.
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