Jan-Willem Weenink Thesis

BACK ON TRACK: Addressing Poor Performance of Healthcare Professionals

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Jan-Willem Weenink Thesis

Most healthcare professionals perform well. For patient safety, however, it is important that poor performance of healthcare professionals is addressed promptly and adequately. This thesis explores how professions and professionals address performance concerns of healthcare professionals. The research project on which this thesis is based, gained national media attention in February 2016. The results show that not all professionals know what to do when confronted with a poorly performing colleague, and one in three professionals indicated not to have taken action when confronted with such a colleague. Also, the disciplinary process and disciplinary measures can have a profound impact on the professional; this could have negative consequences for care provided during and after the disciplinary process. Finally, professional associations provide support for preventing and addressing poor performance; further attention should be given to the rehabilitation of professionals with performance concerns. 

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 16 April 2018
  • Time: 12.30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

Biography

Jan-Willem Weenink (1987) studied Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen.

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Biography

Jan-Willem Weenink (1987) studied Biomedical Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen. The research in this thesis was performed at IQ healthcare, the scientific department of Radboud University Medical Center that focuses on quality improvement in healthcare. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Promotor

  • Promotor(s): Prof. G.P. Westert, Prof. R.H.M.A. Bartels
  • Co-promotor(s): dr. R.B. Kool

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