Correlation of work-life balance decisions of different generations of physicians

by Duvendack, Christine M., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2010, 82 pages; 3403222


Over the past decade, based on the generation of the person, the values and beliefs of physicians have changed with regard to work-life balance choices. Generation X physicians have strong values about finding balance between their chosen professions in medicine and enjoying their personal lives. The baby boomer physicians believe their careers are their first priority and often place career obligations above family commitments. These generational differences between physicians create points of conflict that can impact the working relationships of physicians within the health-care organization. Health-care administrators are faced with both a physician shortage and effects of generational differences, while the patient population needs health services at an increased rate due to aging. The generational differences of physicians on the medical staff at the hospital in central Illinois, will be evaluated using a comparative survey tool. Findings may lead hospital administrators to find new and more harmonious ways of establishing working relationships between the generations of physicians.

AdviserIrving Buchen
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Organizational behavior; Health care management
Publication Number3403222

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