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Competence and Proficiency in Healthcare Management

Is it important for a manager to be proficient in every aspect of management? Why is it that a health care manager can be particularly competent in some areas but not in others? How can you, or other managers, compensate for those areas that you, or they, are not particularly proficient in?

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1. Is it important for a manager to be proficient in every aspect of management?

Yes, it is important for a manger to b proficient in every aspect of management. As we move into the 21st century, healthcare is become more and more complex, fast changing, multidimensional and demanding. Therefore, the manager must be ready in all aspects of management to meet the complex, multidimensional, fast-changing and demanding challenges that present. As Walter McNerney (1985, as cited in Shortell & Kaluzney, 2000) reports: " There is more to management than crisp efficiency. In the health field, perhaps more than others, management involves moral and ethical choices. It involves deep commitment and courage. It involves a resolve to be right and just, not only a ...

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By addressing the above questions, this solution examines various dimensions of competence and proficiency in management.

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