Transformational Leadership To Promote Well-Being

Authored by: Angela Barron McBride

Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138017610
eBook ISBN: 9781315780344
Adobe ISBN: 9781317702221

10.4324/9781315780344.ch9

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Abstract

Comprehensive mental health not only encompasses the treatment of a range of behavioral and mental disorders, but it presupposes preventive efforts directed at vulnerable populations and the ability to promote a well-being that enables individuals to maximize their abilities, cope with stresses, enjoy satisfying family and work relationships, and actively participate in the life of their communities. Practitioners who would implement and realize such a broad and full professional agenda must see themselves as leaders getting better over time and able to orchestrate their careers for maximum effect. Not only must they be capable of best practices themselves, but they must mentor the less educated and less experienced, and work across disciplinary barriers to move forward initiatives that no one profession can manage by itself. Realizing this complex professional agenda is further complicated by the fact that many of the commonplace mental disorders are associated with co-morbidities, from HIV/AIDS to poverty, which are challenging to address.

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