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Managing the generation gap between healthcare professionals
 

Managing the generation gap between healthcare professionals

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The age gap between millennials, Gen X, Gen Yand baby boomers can often cause them to have different perspectives and approach when it comes to the way they get their work done. This phenomenon affects healthcare professionals within healthcare institutions as well. If these differences are not managed well, it can lead to various issues and conflicts arising at the workplace.
 
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19 Oct 2016 - General
 
I accept that the seniors are with much of experiences than us. It is obvious. But in managing patients sometimes those two generations have some conflicts about the facts which have been modified by the evolution and the updating knowledge. But usually even the consultant is not up to date about the management we do not go into the arguements as we respect him. But with the others we share the newest facts we find and most of the time they are flexible and accept what has got renewed with the t...
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Amen to this post, Marinelle Castro. It just boils down to accepting and respecting the differences between generations AND personalities. Older people can learn more about technological advancement and new studies and data about illnesses from younger colleagues. The young guns should listen to the experienced mentors on how to go about proven management of diseases. Young doctors should also appreciate that the...
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"Employees, regardless of age, have to look beyond the age gap and differences in characters or traits within a particular generation. Dwelling on differences would only decrease productivity at the workplace."- this part says it all. There are so called limitations with age but it doesn't always mean that if you are older you are not able to learn and are stubborn and that if you are young you don't know anything. This gap needs to be removed. Stereotyping is bad from every an...
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I think all or most of us who are in the work force may have, at one time or another, witnessed the issues that may arise due to a generation gap between co-workers. The older generations may have different expectations of the younger ones, and sometimes see their younger colleagues as overconfident and “not doing thing the right way,” yet what some may not understand is that there are different, possibly easier ways to do things. Especially with millennials being exposed to a lot of technologic...
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Marinelle Castro thank you for sharing this article to be discussed it is very interesting. Generation gap not only on work field , it is every where. Most of us had experienced Generation gap since we were teenagers, our first time when we started to love doing things that make our parents go crazy, but with time our parents and us tried to communicate to understand what we want, they struggled and we also, but ...
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I agree with Heena Pohani that problems arise due to egotistic attitudes in the workplace. This is quite common and sometimes it also has something to do with the hierarchical tier of medical specialists - wherein professional culture dictates that younger trainees should follow their seniors. Priscilla Mae Gobuyan ...
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Ahh. This is a problem faced by many young and even senior professionals in their practice. The generation gap can become big and become a serious issue if the "ego" problems arise. It is important for both, the young and the senior professionals to realise the importance of each other and value each other. This article mentions this thing in a very nice way. The whole idea of division of labor can work smoothly if the value of each part of the system is done. Also, communication plays...
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As the years go by, not only in the health profession but also althroughout the professions in the world, generation gap will always come in. The article have stated the points clearly that it doesn't mean you're born into a certain generation, you are already born to have the same traits as others. Avoid stereotyping and generalization. The capacity of each individual does not rely on the time they were born. It could be a factor but not really takes more of the percentage. As long as y...
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There has always been tension between the generations, especially in the workplace. Problems can arise from differing mindsets and communication styles of workers born in different eras. I believe this may be to lesser extent in the medical field as junior doctors are always in need to learn from their experienced seniors. It is very important for the younger healthcare workers to appreciate the experience and wisdom offered by their seniors. Older workers should also learn to be open to the fr...
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The generation gap is a serious issue in all settings including healthcare professional communities as well. Generation gap mostly arises due to the difference in lifestyles at different ages and even the use of technology in a different way by each generation. It must be overcome in order to avoid conflicts and other such serious issues at the workplace. Generation gap can be easily resolved if the both (older and younger) generations believe that there is a difference between them and both are...
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Its not true that older people are less tech-savvy. In fact, one of my mentors is more knowledgeable about technology than I am when I started residency training. But of course there are others who are less familiar with new advances in health information technology. I guess the best way to manage this is to respect one's preference and to maximize learning from mentors who have master the art of medicine without the aid of technology. I believe that technology has its advantages and disadva...
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