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VENDEMIATTI, Mariana et al. Hospital management conflict: the leadership role. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.1, pp.1301-1314. ISSN 1678-4561.

This study analyzes the context of the hospital management professionalization process showing as the main challenges the leadership role to solve the conflict between the doctor, the nurse and the administrative sub-culture. This is a descriptive research and a field investigation based on the survey tools with interview and observation of thirty professionals from the hospital. The results show that the conflict between the various kinds of activities is derivate from the control rules within the hospital, the difference of social assistance and individual values. The conclusion points the need to change the leadership focus from total control to a more flexible kind of management, with emphasis in the dialog and negotiation between these activities in a hospital.

Keywords : Hospital management; Leadership; Organization culture.

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