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Title: Conflict Management in Healthcare
Authors: Piryani, Rano Mal
Piryani, Suneel
Citation: PiryaniR. M., & PiryaniS. (2019). Conflict Management in Healthcare. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 16(41), 481-482.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: Conflict
Management of conflict
Source of conflict
Type of conflict
Series/Report no.: Oct-Dec 2018;1703
Abstract: Abstract The conflict is a disagreement within oneself or differences or dispute among persons that has potential to cause harm. It is inevitable and may occur in any profession including healthcare. It could be among any group of healthcare professionals or healthcare team between different group of healthcare professionals or between patient and any of the member of healthcare team. The conflict has a critical effect on the competence, confidence, and morale of healthcare professionals. Consequently, it affects patient care too. To prevent or limit the conflict, emphasis must be focused on proper and impartial implementation of a professional code of conduct, ground rules and discipline. The sources of conflict could real or imagined differences in values, dissimilar goals among individuals, improper communication and personalization of generic or organizational issue. Generally, there are four types of conflicts, intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup and intergroup.The conflict usually goes through four phases, frustration of one or more parties involved in conflict, conceptualization or rationalization of cause, expression of behaviors and behaviors resulting in negative outcome. Thomas and Kilmann postulated a matrix explaining five distinct responses or styles to conflict resolution or management varying along the axis of assertiveness and cooperativeness. These five styles are avoiding, accommodating, compromising, competing and collaborating. The issue in conflict is not its existence, rather its management. When it is managed poorly, the outcome will be uncomplimentary with counterproductive results and if managed properly, it encourages competition, recognize legitimate differences and becomes powerful source of motivation. Keywords: Conflict, healthcare, management of conflict, source of conflict, type of conflict.
Description: Short Communication
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 16 No. 4 Issue 41 Oct - Dec 2018

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