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The Healthcare Professional Workforce: Understanding Human Capital in a Changing Industry

Timothy J. Hoff, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, and Gary J. Young


This book examines major transformations in the U.S. health professions workforce, and how various professionals are being affected by a myriad of industry and societal trends as well as new policies within the health care sector. Profound change is occurring within U.S. health care, and the everyday work environments of health professionals will look different than they do today. Focusing on medicine, nursing, physician assistants, and pharmacy, but still covering all health professionals as the critical human capital in health care, the volume describes and analyzes how these professional tr ... More

Keywords: Health professions, Health care workforce, Physicians, Health systems change, Professional identity, Interprofessional collaboration, Professional training, Leadership, Organization-profession relations, Medical education

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190215651
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215651.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy J. Hoff, author
Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy, Northeastern University

Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, author
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Gary J. Young, author
Director, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, Northeastern University

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2 Not Your Parent’s Profession

Timothy J. Hoff and Henry Pohl

Commentary to Accompany Chapter 2

Darrell G. Kirch, MD

3 Transformation of the Nonphysician Health Professions

Joanne Spetz, James F. Cawley, and Jon Schommer

Commentary to Accompany Chapter 3

Patricia M. Davidson RN, PhD, FAAN, dean & Professor johns Hopkins School of Nursing baltimore.

5 The Paradoxes of Leading and Managing Healthcare Professionals

Mirko Noordegraaf and Lawton Robert Burns

7 Implications of Professional Change for Health Policy, Practice, and Management

Timothy J. Hoff, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, and Gary J. Young*

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