Show simple item record Kirwan, Sheryl 2019-10-17T21:13:22Z 2019-10-17T21:13:22Z 2019 2019-10-17T21:13:22Z en
dc.description.abstract Physician Assistants (PAs) are being employed in various sites in Manitoba, and in several specialties and subspecialties including primary care. This study aimed to describe the work PAs in primary care are doing, explore the demographics of their patients, assess their job satisfaction, and examine their contributions to healthcare. Several questionnaires were constructed and distributed to PAs who graduated from Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Manitoba and are currently working in primary care. The questions that were asked were divided up into: the reasons the PAs specialized in primary care, their practise environment, patient population, schedules, job satisfaction, professional concerns, and their contributions to healthcare. The results of the primary care PA survey show that in Manitoba primary care PAs generally chose to enter primary care for the breadth and challenge of the practise. They are happy to remain in this speciality, and they are working in a variety of settings. Many of the PAs have variation in the numbers of physicians they report to and the type of patients they serve. The demographic data shows that PAs are generally dealing with patients of both genders and from a wide spectrum of minorities and socioeconomic levels. Overall the job satisfaction of the PAs is exceptional, and their satisfaction with their patients, supervisory physicians, and other staff and health care providers is outstanding. en_US
dc.subject Primary care en_US
dc.subject Physician Assistants en_US
dc.title Physician assistants in primary care: making an impact in Manitoba en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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