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Title: Are Polish Primary Care Practitioners Social Entrepreneurs?

Creator:

Wierciński, Hubert

Date issued/created:

2019

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Ethnologia Polona 40 (2019)

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

In this article I explore the range of entrepreneurial roles played by doctors working in Polish Primary Health Care [Podstawowa Opieka Zdrowotna – POZ]. I use the division into social and strictly business entrepreneurship – whose source comes from economic sciences – in order to examine what entrepreneurial values rural/small town doctors and their city colleagues recognise and use in their practices. POZ is mainly carried out in private clinics contracted by the National Health Fund [Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia – NFZ], therefore I look at the values associated with entrepreneurship. I consider these values as visibly altering doctor–patient encounters, thus I analyse doctor’s strategies for establishing his/ her formal and informal relations with patients. I focus my attention on the specific forms of experiencing time in primary care, namely short and long time structures, which I recognise as crucial for interactions between practitioners and their patients. Finally, I put forward the thesis that much of the interaction in POZ offices has the characteristics of symbolic exchange – the reciprocal forms of doctor–patient interactions transfer these encounters beyond purely medical interventions to spaces of mutual cooperation, attachment and trust.

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Relation:

Ethnologia Polona

Volume:

40

Start page:

169

End page:

186

Format:

application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:98635 ; 0137-4079 ; doi:10.23858/EthP40.2019.010

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 366 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 367 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 368 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-SA 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

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Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget. ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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