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How do healthcare ‘customer service’ employees construct meaning in their job?

How do healthcare ‘customer service’ employees construct meaning in their job?

Arevshatian, Lilith and William, Laura (2015) How do healthcare ‘customer service’ employees construct meaning in their job? In: WORK 2015: International Interdisciplinary Conference on Research on Work, 19-21 August 2015, Turku, Finland. (Submitted)

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The United Kingdom (UK) government has taken an interest in modernising the National Health Service (NHS) which has led to the creation of customer service functions similar to private sector models (Hyde et al., 2005). Notably, this development includes the burgeoning of healthcare customer services and call centres where agents may respond to and address calls related to patient complaints and concerns – similar to complaints services in the private sector. A prominent example of this new ‘business’ centred ethos is the implementation of the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) across healthcare organisations, which is a front line function involving the resolution of patient concerns (Department of Health, 2002).

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meaningful work, Healthcare, customer service
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:37
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15046

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