Physiotherapists challenges in Qatar and their effect on performance and intension to leave

Challenges at the workplace not only affects the employees’ performance but also the overall organizational ability to fulfil its primary goals. Evidence from recent research studies show that workplace challenges are the main reason for the intention to leave and the subsequent high employee turnover in organizations (Avey et al. 2009; McNall et al. 2009; Samuel &Chipunza, 2009). However, as Mowday, Porter & Steers (2013) note, challenges vary across organizations and careers. Within the healthcare sector, one of the most challenging work environment, physiotherapists play a major role in implementing health plans and offering services that are critical for the social well-being. Physiotherapists provide primary health care by remediating disabilities and impairments, which promotes functional ability, mobility, movement potential and quality of life by examining, evaluating, diagnosing and making physical interventions (Goyal &Jandyal, 2014). Physiotherapy is a diverse professional career that includes specializations in areas like neurology, pediatrics, sports, cardiopulmonary, wound care, orthopedic and geriatrics. Given their critical role in providing the critical rehabilitation services, Goyal &Jandyal (2014) strongly recommends for their inclusion in the implementation of the organizational goals within the healthcare setting. In this section, the existing empirical and conceptual evidence on the challenges that physiotherapists face and how they affect performance and the intention to leave is reviewed with the aim of identifying the existing research gaps and establishing new knowledge………………………………………

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