Caring for the Caregivers Through Healthy Human Resource Practices: The Caregivers

Caring for the Caregivers Through Healthy Human Resource Practices: The Caregivers

Mihir Dilip Kalambi (S.K. Somaiya College of Arts Science and Commerce, Mumbai, India)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/IJTHI.2020040101
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India has a colossal shortage of human resources for health. The management of human resources in a healthcare institution is vital to enable the delivery of efficient and effective medical services and to achieve patient satisfaction. Everyone proclaims that the human asset is the most important asset. On the other side, health is declared to be one of the most important wealth. Hospitals and pharmaceutical companies constitute two arms of the “health management/ maintenance” effort of humanity. Human resource professionals face many hurdles in their attempt to deliver high-quality health care to citizens. Some of these constraints include budgets, lack of congruence between different stakeholders' values, absenteeism rates, high rates of turnover, and low morale of health personnel.
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Human resource management is a philosophy of people management based on the belief that human resources are uniquely important an organizations success. An organization gains competitive advantage by using its people effectively drawing on their expertise and ingenuity to meet clearly defined objectives.

Human resource management is aimed at selecting capable people, flexible, and committed people, managing and rewarding their performance and developing their key competencies. The importance of human resource management has increased two-fold these days. Without the effective use of human resources management can never accomplish organizational objectives.

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