Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Leadership

Voices from the Crowd in Today’s Complex and Interprofessional Healthcare Environment

Edited by:
Angela Lampe, Creighton University
Cindy Costanzo, Creighton University
Timothy C. Guetterman, Creighton University
William Leggio, Office of the Medical Director, City of Austin, Texas

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives in Business Leadership. Editor(s): Jennifer Moss Breen, Creighton University.

Call for Chapters

Proposal: We seek submissions from authors who have first-hand experience with interprofessional leadership in healthcare. If accepted for inclusion in this issue, each chapter will include a 2000 – 5000-word story and a 1000 – 2000-word scholarly commentary with accompanying discussion questions. We encourage co-authored proposals between faculty, interprofessional healthcare team members, payors, policy makers, patients and families, students and other healthcare stakeholders who have experience in interprofessional healthcare leadership. We seek true, authentic reflections and professional stories—what was your lived experience and how did the situation change you or your approach as an interprofessional leader? Further, proposals that include educational theory, adult learning theory, higher education theory/models, pedagogical/andragogical theory and interdisciplinary approaches as part of the scholarly commentary are especially appreciated.

If you are interested in submitting a chapter, we ask you to first submit a 300 - 600-word proposal in APA format including a short description of the story you want to tell and a brief scholarly commentary that informs the story. Specifically, initial proposals should include the following:
  • Description of the story you want to tell
    • Theoretical, empirical or experiential contexts that inform the story and would be discussed in scholarly commentary
    • Include how the story relates to an interprofessional healthcare environment
  • One sample discussion question
  • Names, titles, and contact information (including affiliation and email address) for all authors
Please share this call for proposals with those whom you feel can make a meaningful and unique contribution!

Chapter Submission Guidelines:
Each chapter (3000-7000 words) will include three distinct parts. The first is the story about the topic and the lived experience, perspectives, and lessons of the author(s). The story section should include an: (1) introduction, (2) description of the leadership experience, (3) reflection on lesson learned and (4) conclusion. The second part includes a scholarly commentary that informs the story and discusses implications for interprofessional leaders in healthcare. The third part should pose discussion questions to further the conversation about the topic. All references and in-text citations will need to be in APA 7th edition format.

In writing the story section of the chapter, please consider these broad questions:

• What did you learn from your experience? Did you share what you were learning with others? If so, how?
• How did you navigate the system in which you were working? How did you navigate systems you were unfamiliar with?
• What kept you strong, resilient and moving-forward when you faced confusing or difficult situations?
• What surprised you in your experience?
• How can interprofessional leaders in healthcare optimize their experience to improve quality within their practice setting?
• What can be done to better to help others (healthcare organizations, interprofessional leaders, students) thrive in our complex and interprofessional healthcare practice environments?

In writing your scholarly commentary, please consider these broad questions:

• What educational and/or leadership theories, frameworks, constructs, or evidence can be applied to the story you present?
• What do we not yet know, as leaders, faculty and students, about the pathway forward concerning interprofessional healthcare leadership?
• What new or novel theories might scholars or practitioners consider to improve and inform the world of interprofessional healthcare leadership?

In writing the discussion question section, please consider the following recommendations:

• Include 5-7 questions related to the story and scholarly commentary included in the chapter. Consider what you would like the reader to think more deeply about and how they might consider the topic as it relates to their own lived experiences.
• How would you like the reader to use your thoughts to advance their own teaching and learning or approach to interprofessional healthcare leadership?

Inquiries or proposals should be sent to the editorial office via email: by March 31, 2020.

Schedule for Publication:
Proposal Submission from Authors: March 31, 2020
Proposal Decisions Received from Editors: April 30, 2020
First Draft Due: July 15, 2020
Second Draft Due: November 15, 2020
Final Draft Due for Production: February 15, 2021

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