Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cultural Applicability of Leadership Training in the Field of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
by Mulder, Lotte, Ph.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2020, 394; 27741316
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hay, George W.
Commitee: Malayter, Maria, Parker Williams, Charmon
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Organizational Leadership
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
Publication Number: 27741316
ISBN: 9798644900626
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