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Empowering female doctors for sustainable health management in Bangladesh: a spiritual perspective

Nayan, Fatima Kanis and Sarker, Md. Atiqur Rahman and Haque, A. K. M. Ahasanul (2022) Empowering female doctors for sustainable health management in Bangladesh: a spiritual perspective. In: Operations Management and Islamic Business. Routledge Taylop & Francis Group. (In Press)

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Health sector worldwide is male dominant and there is a lack of female doctor representation in different specialised fields. Women’s participation in the health sector is not often recognised. There is a common perception that female doctors are incapable of managing patients with critical conditions. Gender disparities exist in this sector in terms of a leadership roles and decision-making scope. Female doctors often do not get the platform to practice due to social boundaries. Thus, the health sector is affected by quality patient care and sustainability. This chapter is proposing the empowerment of female doctors for managing patients with psychological comfort and within religious boundaries in the context of Bangladesh. Besides, empowered female doctors can manage patients on an emergency basis. They can also manage vulnerable communities like special care patients and transgenders. It also reduces gender disparity and eradicates the social misconception of women’s credibility in health management. Quality of patient care can be improved by ensuring equitable pay, promotion, psychological support, safety and security at work, offering training and learning opportunities, equal participation in decision-making and leadership roles, increasing flexibility, and reducing unsocial working hours for female doctors. This chapter discusses female doctors’ empowerment for the sustainable health management system and explains it from Islamic spirituality.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Empowerment, Female Doctors, Sustainable Health Management (SHM), Spirituality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Ahasanul Haque
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 09:29
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 09:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101222

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