Human resources: a common-sense discipline.

  • Lisa R Courtney
  • Published 2004 in Emergency medicine clinics of North America


Being able to hire the right team members, keeping them engaged ina professional and productive environment, and avoiding litigation help keep the team functioning and meeting the everyday goals of providing quality patient care. Although these topics may seem complex, medical providers and professionals have resources available to them, such as the Human Resources department, the Medical Director, senior management,and legal counsel. Hiring the right people, creating a positive work environment, and avoiding litigation are all common sense principals that are relevant regardless of profession, industry, or company. Understanding how to apply the principles and concepts of Human Resources and personnel management can seem overwhelming: however, asking for help from the resources mentioned previously and applying the common sense information found in this article will help one to be a successful leader and practitioner.

Cite this paper

@article{Courtney2004HumanRA, title={Human resources: a common-sense discipline.}, author={Lisa R Courtney}, journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America}, year={2004}, volume={22 1}, pages={153-65} }