Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 2

Requisites for the leader of a stroke team

Kazuo Minematsu, M.D., Ph.D.

National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center

I discussed on requisites for the reader of stroke team.
Acute stroke management in a stroke unit (SU) can reduce the mortality and morbidity, and improve the long-term ADL and quality of life (QOL). The SU is a ward specializing in stroke where multidisciplinary stroke team performs intensive medical treatment and early rehabilitation. It is generally recommended that a manager or head in a hospital department should meet several requirements including achievements of theses, a license for his/her medical specialty, activities in scientific societies, etc. In addition, the most important for the leader of a stroke team is the ability to teach young stroke neurologists and other stroke team members with enthusiasm, confidence, politeness, and a tender heart. The theory of the group dynamics indicates that only a powerful reader can educate powerful followers, and vice versa.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (186K)

(CLINICA NEUROL, 52: 1126|1127, 2012)
key words: Education, multidisciplinary stroke team, stroke neurologist, stroke unit

(Received: 24-May-12)