In LEFOs interactive research project IDOQ we explore how physicians experience the dynamic interactions between professional fulfillment, organizational aspects and quality of patient care. We use a collaborative approach to increase physicians own understanding about what goes on in their local workplace. We work with several hospitals in different countries. This study is primarily a qualitative project, were we use individual interviews to gather empirical information, but we are also interested in existing quantitative measurements. Fredrik Bååthe is project leader for this study.
The IDOQ study aim and goal
To explore Interactions between Doctors´ professional fulfillment, Organizational factors and Quality of patient care.
The goal for our interactive research strategy is two folded. Create solid research to be published in international peer reviewed journals, and at the same time, contribute to relevant local development benefitting individual physicians, the local department, the hospital body, and quality of patient care.
Below a conceptual model of the interaction we study:
Nest step in the study, balancing physician voices with Managerial voices: So far, we have interviewed and analyzed clinically active physicians. In order to complement the first results we are now interviewing hospital management. We find it empirically important and of scientific merit to gather how hospital management relate to the interactions between professional fulfillment, organizational aspects and quality of care, with the use of a stringent research methodology.