Nurses\' Viewpoint about Collaboration between Physicians and Nurses in Clinical Decision-Making in the Hospitals of Tehran, 2011

Atefeh Vaezi, Azam Dabirian, Malihe Ameri, Amir Kavosi
2013 Journal of Research Development in Nursing and Midwifery  
and objective:‌ Contribution is the main element in inter-professional relationship ‌between the nurse and physician, requiring collaborative relationship and sharing information‌ to‌ reach‌ a common‌ therapeutic‌ goal.‌ the‌ collaboration between the nurse and physician in clinical decision-making is a necessity for high-quality care in hospitals.‌This study aimed to determine‌ nurses' perspective about collaboration in clinical decision-‌making. Material and Methods: This descriptive study
more » ... escriptive study was conducted on the nurses selected by convenience sampling and inclusion criteria in state, private and social well-fare hospitals, 2011. The data was collected by a questionnaire including demographic and nurse-physician collaboration questions, whose validity and reliability were evaluated by content validity and test re-test. Descriptive statistics such as frequency mean and standard deviation was used. Results: The results showed that the samples (76.5%) were females, aged between 30 and 39.5(58.3%), BSc of nursing (93.5%), contract employment (53.8%) and 5-9 year record of services (50%). The viewpoint of the nurses about collaboration in decision-making was moderate (70.8%), good (7.5%) and weak (14%). Conclusion: Based on the results, a few nurses are satisfied their collaboration with physician in decision-making. It seems that the nurse-physician contribution in therapeutic procedure got the highest point, and absence of opportunity in giving comment got the lowest score.
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