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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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LLAPA-RODRIGUEZ, Eliana Ofelia; TREVIZAN, Maria Auxiliadora  and  SHINYASHIKI, Gilberto Tadeu. Conceptual reflections about organizational and professional commitment in the health sector. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.3, pp. 484-488. ISSN 1518-8345.

In the daily exercise of their functions, health professionals face a duality of systems, that is, the professional system and the organizational system, each of which has its own distinct values, principles and expectations. The authors aim to present organizational and professional commitment concepts and their relations in the context of the health sector. They consider that organizational and professional commitment are not incompatible, but can be reconciled in the organizational dynamics, and alert about the development of affective commitment in workers, due to the positive consequences for the organization and the profession.

Keywords : health manpower; organization and administration.

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