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dc.contributor.authorGronseth, Inga Marthe
dc.contributor.authorMalterud, Kirsti
dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Stein
dc.description.abstractObjective: To explore experiences motivating doctors to become and remain GPs. Design and contributors: Qualitative analysis of written responses from an open-ended question about motivational experiences posted on an internet discussion list for GPs in Norway. Texts from 25 contributors were analysed with Systematic Text Condensation, supported by theories about calling as motivation. Results: Analysis revealed numerous aspects of motivation to become and remain a general practitioner. Inspirations from early experiences and skilled role models had conveyed values and offered insight into a fascinating world of care, gratitude and respect. Close and continuous relationships with patients provided GPs with humbling experiences and learning moments. Contributors described how these encounters became rewarding sources of insight and mutual trust, improving interpersonal skills. Also, the extensive variety of tasks during the workday and the space for autonomy and independence was emphasised. Implications: Understanding motivational experiences influencing GPs’ choice of medical career is necessary to develop strategies for recruitment and stability and contribute to prevention of burn-out and improper work-life balance. GPs’ professional identities and commitments should be recognized and developed in dialogues between authorities and GPs to enhance communication, improve the structural frames of work environment and thereby sustainable recruitment. Key points GPs regard their choice of medical career as strongly influenced by motivational experiences in childhood, adolescence and as medical students Role models, diversity of work, feelings of being able to contribute and rewarding and continuous relationships with patients were mentioned to activate and maintain general practice commitment Knowledge about motivational influences, professional identities and commitment for GPs is crucial for medical education and dialogue to promote general practice as a career choice and prevent dangers of work overload and burnouten_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Open Accessen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleWhy do doctors in Norway choose general practice and remain there? A qualitative study about motivational experiencesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalScandinavian Journal of Primary Health Careen_US
dc.identifier.citationScandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 2020, 38 (2)en_US

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