Enhancing administrator-clinician relationships: the role of psychological type.

Academic Article


  • The psychological dispositions of a sample of health administrators are contrasted with those of normative samples of physicians and nurses. Comparisons show that both physicians and nurses are more introverted, feeling, and perceiving than administrators, who tend to be more extraverted, thinking, and judging. Strategies for a common language and better communication for improved relationships between administrators and clinicians are outlined.
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  • Awareness, Communication Barriers, Data Collection, Emotions, Health Facility Administrators, Humanism, Interprofessional Relations, Introversion (Psychology), Judgment, Medical Staff, Nursing Staff, Personality, Personality Assessment, Role, Stereotyping, Thinking, United States
  • Author List

  • O'Connor SJ; Shewchuk RM
  • Start Page

  • 57
  • End Page

  • 65
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 2