DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20161828

Multicultural healthcare providers in hospitals in the Gulf region

Aref Ibrahim Alabed

Abstract


In Gulf areas, most of the population more than 50% comprises of people form the other nationalities and hence the doctors in gulf area also belong from the different nationalities. The patient–physician relationship is inherently unequal given the status differences between clinicians and help-seekers. The multiculturalism / or due to different nationalities raises a lot of problems for doctors as well as the patients and this affect the satisfaction level of the patients.  The absence of physician trust on behalf of this issue is considered to be a key mechanism underlying health care disparities. This study has been conducted to Gulf area is from different countries & this may lead to different ways of results in dealing with the patients at the same hospital which affects the patients’ satisfaction level. The study has found out that patients’ satisfaction level is highly dependent upon the nationality of doctors and similarity of the nationality. This issue can be overcome by training the healthcare professionals in leadership, communication, emotional intelligence and other skills in the hospital to have a higher patient satisfaction and to overcome the barriers that are aroused due to the different nationalities of the doctors. Descriptive research design is selected for this study because of its significance to the studies that will be directed in future and it is utilized to depict the specifications of the population under study.


Keywords


Trust, Healthcare, Medical services, Management, Conflict, Communication, Medical, Training, Academy, Positioning, World, Culture, National, Multinational, Multi culture

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