Impact of volunteerism on personal beliefs and professional practices reflecting organizational mission among employees of a large health system
For this research, focus groups were conducted with employees of a large health system to assess whether volunteering impacted personal beliefs and professional practices that reflected the organizational mission. Discussions were recorded and transcripts were coded using constant comparison analysis to identify key themes.
Results showed that employee volunteer experiences could systematically be positioned relative to the organizational mission of a non-profit health system. Additional investigations are needed to clarify the relationship between what makes a person volunteer and the impact of volunteering. Future studies should aim to identify quantitative indicators that best operationalize employee behaviors consistent with the organizational mission of a non-profit health system.
These findings support the development of organizational policies that promote volunteering among employees because of the impact it has on personal beliefs, professional practices, and the ability to fulfill the organizational mission. This work also has the potential to lay the foundation for policies in professional preparation and continuing education of health care workers related to volunteering.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Social and behavioral sciences
List personal beliefs of healthcare workers that were impacted by volunteer experiences Identify professional practices of healthcare workers that were impacted by volunteer experiences Describe how administrators of a large non-profit health system can promote volunteerism among employees Explain how volunteerism among employees can support the mission of a large non-profit health system
Keyword(s): Health Care Delivery, Workforce Development
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Anders Cedergren's work focuses on comprehensive workplace wellness as part of value-based benefits, patient involvement in healthcare, and the importance of philosophy and ethics in health education. His professional approach depends on student involvement in teaching and research, as well as collaboration with community organization for wise utilization of limited resources and generation of translational knowledge and skills. Anders teaches classes in the areas of research methods, disease prevention and control, and global health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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