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Optimising professional life: a grounded theory of doctors' careers

Piko, Lesley Margaret


This thesis presents the Theory of Optimising Professional Life - a new career theory derived from the professional lives of experienced general practitioners (GPs) working in Australia. GP careers involve a portfolio of clinical and non-clinical roles and are most often forged in small, non-hierarchical, private business organisations. This career structure does not conform to the traditional notion of a linear upward progression that underpins many career theories. Furthermore, existing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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