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ICHRN Knowledge Library

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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2010-09-15
  • Title
    Public Sector Health Worker Motivation and Health Sector Reform
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    Partnerships for Health Reform- PHR Primer for Policymakers
  • Year
    2000
  • Author
    Bennett S and Franco LM
  • Description
    [Excerpt from authors] It is becoming increasing important that policymakers be aware of health worker motivation and it's impact on health sector performance. Health care delivery is highly labor-intensive, and service quality, efficiency, and equity are all directly mediated by workers' willingness to apply themselves to their tasks. While resource availability and worker competencies are essential, decision makers should know that they are not sufficient in themselves to ensure desired worker performance. Worker performance is also dependent on workers' level of moti-vation stimulating them to come to work regularly, work diligently, and be flexible and willing to carry out the necessary tasks.
  • Categories
    Education, Training and Development, Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    job performance; motivation; pre-service education and tranining; in-service education and tranining; organisational culture; delegation; supervision; financial incentives; leadership; non-financial incentives
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