Composition and Challenges of Medical Leaders in Regional Hospitals Dar es salaam

Njau, Boniphace Yesaya (2016) Composition and Challenges of Medical Leaders in Regional Hospitals Dar es salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The need of linking medical leadership to the performance of medical institutions on the leadership development of all doctors has started earlier. This study designed to assess the proportionality of male and female leaders in medical field specifically to look the composition and challenges of medical leaders in regional hospitals, taking Dar es Salaam region as a case. On reaching to the intended objectives, Eighty medical and dental doctors from the respective departmental leadership positions within regional hospitals were interviewed and data on demographic and leadership was filled in a special designed questionnaire and data was analyzed by using content analysis method and results reported through tables and graphs altogether. The study findings revealed that, departmental medical leaders around 31- 40 hold senior position as with male predominance. The issue of financial challenge is the most common factor for effective leadership staffing and poor staff morale. It was also identified that, Moreover, the basic criterion used to place and get leaders in regional hospitals is the level of education of a person and therefore, it was identified that, majority of leaders admitted in regional hospitals have leadership educational background. However, researcher found that, there were very few women leaders with high education, most of women leaders in the hospital were possessing certificate only. It was recommended that various strategies have to be set out to promote women into leadership position. Medical postgraduate level should incorporate leadership training as to solve the need of leaders in medical field. Formal leadership education should be set as added criteria for appointment of leaders in medical institutions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 07:28
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 09:02
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1757

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