Consider the following: "Work is not inherently valuable. It is valuable to the extent that it serves a purpose. Therefore, the main focus should be not on the work itself but on whether it achieves its end" (Porter-O'Grady & Malloch, 2011). What are the implications of this statement for healthcare leaders?
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When we view work over the centuries, the notion of what we do with our life has changed. There was a time when work was critical for survival. Then the factory offered many people work after the turn of the 20th century. This author once had someone say in a conversation that doctor's work is like a factory job. Patients see a doctor with a specialty, where he or she becomes very good at the trade, doing the same thing day after day.
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Using Porter-O'Grady& Malloch's work as a backdrop, working as a hospital administrator is discussed.