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Despite recent changes in attitudes, most hospitals continue to experience pharmaceutical industry presence. Pharmaceutical industry presence may be necessary and beneficial in the context of sponsorship of clinical trials with appropriate governance. Doctors continue to hold positive attitudes towards market-oriented activities of the pharmaceutical and(More)
OBJECTIVE To elicit medical leaders' views on reasons and remedies for the under-representation of women in medical leadership roles. DESIGN Qualitative study using semistructured interviews with medical practitioners who work in medical leadership roles. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Medical practitioners may have their particular skills called upon outside a direct professional context. The responsibilities of medical practitioners outside their defined scope of clinical practice may not be clear to all clinicians. OBJECTIVE To consider the possible legal consequences of a doctor refusing to assist a person in need of(More)
  • Erwin Loh
  • 2015
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to address the research question using qualitative research methods: how and why medically trained managers choose to undertake postgraduate management training? DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH This research used two qualitative methods to gather data. Both methods used purposeful sampling to select interviewees with(More)
Purpose The paper aims to explore the beliefs of doctors in leadership roles of the concept of "the dark side", using data collected from interviews carried out with 45 doctors in medical leadership roles across Australia. The paper looks at the beliefs from the perspectives of doctors who are already in leadership roles themselves; to identify potential(More)