Health care labour shortages aggravated by professional turf wars

Shortages exist but it is the system’s structure that is preventing people from doing their jobs properly
By John Butler
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/03/2004

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ealth care has been the subject of endless reform, but one thing that hasn’t been done very well is examining the people who are actually doing health-care jobs and the way in which they’re organized.

The health labour force is often categorized as burned out, overworked and plagued by personnel shortages. Shortages exist but it is the system’s structure that is preventing people from doing their jobs properly.