The role of risk management in achieving sustainable development within the radiation departments at governmental hospitals in the Gaza Strip

Other Title(s)

دور إدارة المخاطر في تحقيق التنمية المستدامة داخل أقسام الأشعة التابعة للمستشفيات الحكومية-قطاع غزة

Dissertant

al-Hanna, Ahmad Said Mustafa

Thesis advisor

al-Ashqar, Nizam Muhammad
al-Ajrami, Yasir S.

University

Islamic University

Faculty

Faculty of Science

University Country

Palestine (Gaza Strip)

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2019

English Abstract

Radiation departments play an effective and important role in hospitals in the early diagnosis of disease, as well as treatment.

Radiation dose, over load work, equipment damage, risks from external factor and high voltage electricity have adversely effects on both employees and patients.

On the other hand, risk management seek to identify, assess and prioritize risks to control of resources to reduce the likelihood and impact of unfortunate events or to limit opportunities.

The aim of this study was assessing the role of risk management in achieving sustainable development within the radiation departments of six main government hospitals in Gaza Strip.

Triangulated study design was used.

For the quantitative part; 150 of Radiation Technologists and Radiologist completed questionnaires with 91.33% response rate.

The researcher used matrix of risks to assess the risks impact on the employees.

Census study conducted on all Radiation Technologists and Radiologists at six major governmental hospitals in Gaza Strip.

In addition, four key informant interviews with radiation departments heads and managers were conducted.

A pilot study was carried out prior to the implementation of the questionnaires.

30 copies of the questionnaire were distributed appropriately to the respondents from the target group and the results of the pilot study were combined with the overall results of the respondents.

The researcher interviewed directly 150 participants (76.6% males; 90.5% married; 68.6% younger than 40; 80.3% had bachelor's degrees; 15.3% had a master's degree; 79.6% radiation technologist and 81% had permanent work).

Findings revealed that 63.5% of Radiation Technologists and Radiologists having Thermoluminescence Dosimeters, but only 38.7% notified of reading it.

The results of the study in the field of "risk management" revealed that the result of RII was (61.33%), Test-value =-4.28, and P-value=0.001 which is smaller than the level of significance α=0.05.

The sign of the test is negative, so the mean of this group is significantly smaller than the test value (2).

In other words, there is no risk management within the radiation departments of the six major hospitals in GS.

Where Regarding to “Sustainable Development” field, the result of RII was (92.33%), Test-value = 44.60, and P-value=0.001 which is smaller than the level of significance α=0.05.

The sign of the test is positive, so the mean of this group is significantly greater than the test value (2).

So, the respondents totally agreed about the importance of sustainable development.

Furthermore, the results of the ANOVA test showed that the variances of the groups are not significantly different (the groups are homogeneous).

Thus, there are no statistically significant differences due to educational level and years of experience at the level of α ≤ 0.05 toward the role of risk management in achieving sustainable development.

In the light of these findings, the study recommended the establishment of a specialized committee on risk management to facilitate the provision of radiation services in a sustainable manner.

Main Topic

Pharmacy, Health & Medical Sciences

No. of Pages

125

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Conceptual framework and literature review.

Chapter Three : Materials and methods.

Chapter Four : Results and discussion.

Chapter Five : Conclusions and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Hanna, Ahmad Said Mustafa. (2019). The role of risk management in achieving sustainable development within the radiation departments at governmental hospitals in the Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University, Palestine (Gaza Strip)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-900935

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Hanna, Ahmad Said Mustafa. The role of risk management in achieving sustainable development within the radiation departments at governmental hospitals in the Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University. (2019).
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American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Hanna, Ahmad Said Mustafa. (2019). The role of risk management in achieving sustainable development within the radiation departments at governmental hospitals in the Gaza Strip. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Islamic University, Palestine (Gaza Strip)
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-900935

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-900935