Expert leadership of eating disorder services in South Australia

Randall Long, Robert Allison

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Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study was to describe the history of South Australian Government eating disorder service from the perspective of changing leadership, health policies and politics. Conclusions: The history reveals a foundation of early expert academic clinical leadership changing into a centralised managerial bureaucracy correlating with a diminution of services. A threat to the survival of the service led to a solution involving reinvigoration of expert clinical and academic leadership. Expert leadership was shown to be an important part of an eating disorder service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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