Calling and comradeship: Unravelling the essence of physician performance

Myra Petronella Gertruda van den Goor

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    This thesis aims to add a more detailed understanding of physician performance. In achieving this, two challenges were addressed. The first challenge focusses on peer-interaction and how this interaction shapes the performance of the individual physician. The second challenge invloves exploring physicians' perceptions of performance. The thesis concludes that the essence of physician performance is shaped by Calling (i.e. having a career that provides a sense of meaning or purpose and is used to help others) and Comardeship (i.e. positove and supporting relationships based on mutual trust, safety and responsibility for each other). Indiviudal physicians can only bloom when they feel committed and dedicated in an environment that breathes a collaborative mindset, where sharing is about caring and mutual trust, cohesion and peer-support are felt.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • van der Palen, Job J.A.M., Supervisor
    • Bondarouk, Tanya, Supervisor
    • Thio, Boony J., Co-Supervisor, External person
    Award date12 Jun 2020
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs978-94-6402-284-1
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2020


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