Perceptions of the importance and control of professional problems in the clinical setting

Gerardo Maupomé, S. Aída Borges-Yáñez, F. Javier Dáez-De-Bonilla, Alfonso Pineda-Cruz

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The objective of this study was to identify the relative importance of culturally relevant professional problems and the degree of control over them, as perceived by dentists and dental students in Mexico City, Mexico. The dentists and students ranked 13 problems according to importance and then according to the perceived degree of control over each one. Novice clinicians were less secure about their ability to cope with the legal, financial, and clinical performance problems, whereas experienced clinicians were more concerned about occupational hazards and the dental market and culture. Both reported similar perceptions of their control of the problems. This preliminary information should support introducing into dental schools relevant practice-management courses, targeting continuing education efforts, and instituting professional counseling measures to meet the challenges posed by these problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-262
Number of pages16
JournalInternational journal of occupational safety and ergonomics: JOSE
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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