Thoughts of Health Workers Related to the Organizational Changes of Turkish Health System

Author/s: Nuriye Celmece, Yasemin Ayyıldız, Abdullah Isıklar

DOI: 10.12738/SM.2016.1.0017

Year: 2016 Vol: 2 Number: 1

Abstract

The target of this study is to examine how the organizational changes of Turkish Health System are perceived by nurses, laboratory assistants, radiology experts and secretaries according to their seniorities. This study is investigated by means of a Relational Screening Model. In this research, an Accidental Sampling Model is used. The study reached 170 healthcare workers from different jobs who worked in the Central State Hospital in Tokat City and in total 150 people were included in 2014. The data of the research was counted via a two parted questionnaire. The first questionnaire is composed of gender, occupational satisfaction and occupational type. And the second one consists of Multi-Likert Testimony which is formed with questions (Totally Agree-Agree-Undecided-Disagree-Extremely Disagree) about the healthcare organizational changes. According to the results of the research, there is not a meaningful difference between the healthcare workers’ gender and their thoughts about organizational changes. There is not a meaningful difference between the health workers’ occupational satisfaction and their thoughts about the healthcare organizational changes. On the other hand, it is found that there is a meaningful difference between the health workers’ seniority and their thoughts about the healthcare organizational changes and the specification and planning. And there is a meaningful difference between the healthcare workers’ occupational types and organizational change need, planning, practicing, evaluating and philosophy of nurses. It can be said that in general, there is a positive approach towards the change. According to the findings of this study, there is a meaningful difference between planning and the needs of senior healthcare workers when all sub-findings of nurses’ perceptions about the organizational change of healthcare workers are examined.

Keywords
Change, Organization, Health System, Organizational Change, Change in the health system