The purpose of this multiple case study was to analyze the cultural applicability of leadership courses in the field of pathology and laboratory medicine within three distinct cultures: the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Republic of Tanzania. Currently, there is a shortage of physician-leaders in the subspecialty practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. Increased leadership development in pathology and laboratory medicine fosters high-quality patient care, increased efficiency, and enhanced outcomes. The purpose of this study was to analyze the cultural applicability of leadership training through three cultural lenses, national culture, organizational culture, and leadership culture, using both quantitative and qualitative data from four medical laboratories in the three countries. The data collected and analyzed in this study indicate that there is a strong professional culture of pathology and laboratory medicine that crosses national, organizational, and leadership cultural boundaries. Specifically, the results of this study revealed that professional, national, organizational and leadership culture influence the applicability of leadership courses. This finding suggests that culturally inclusive training creates the space for diversity of thought, experience, and culture to develop effective leadership skills.
|Advisor:||Hay, George W.|
|Commitee:||Malayter, Maria, Parker Williams, Charmon|
|School:||The Chicago School of Professional Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Multicultural Education, Health care management, Health education, Pathology|
|Keywords:||Culture, Development, Education, Laboratory Medicine, Leadership, Pathology|
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