ERIC Number: ED038587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Perceptions of Key Hospital Leaders as to the Competencies Required for Hospital Administration and Their Implications for Professional Education.
Austin, Theodore Arnold
This study sought to define competencies hospital executives need to perform their role effectively as perceived by hospital leaders, and to analyze the implications of these competency requirements for the professional education of hospital administrators. A semi-projective questionnaire was devised with the help of a panel of 10 administrators nominated by the American Hospital Association and was distributed to administrators, presidents of the boards of trustees, presidents of the medical staffs, directors of nursing, and comptrollers of one hundred hospitals. A return of 51% of the questionnaires was obtained. Composite ratings of desired types of knowledge and skills were derived from the responses. Conclusions were: (1) Practicing hospital leaders tend to place less emphasis on competencies having to do with interpersonal relations and organizational change than do contemporary management theorists as reflected in the literature; and (2) A curriculum for the preparation of hospital administrators should seek to develop both those competencies perceived to be required by current hospital leaders and those projected as required in the future by management theorists. A model of such a curriculum is proposed, based on concepts of adult education. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Administrators, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Hospital Personnel, Interpersonal Competence, Investigations, Leadership, Professional Education, Skill Development
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.
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