Healthcare professional practice is very complex and cannot entirely be broken down into separate behaviours. However, sometimes it is useful to think of the individual behaviours that make up parts of professional pactice and what causes healthcare professions to behave in the ways that they do.
What do we know about why healthcare professionals practice in the way that they do?
Scientists and social scientists have studied what determines people’s behaviour for many years. The study of behaviour has led to a number of hypotheses which can be summarised as:
How does this link to what healthcare professionals do?
Watch this animation to find out more about what we know about healthcare professional behaviour.
Recognising different determinants of behaviour