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Perceptions that affect physician-nurse collaboration in the perioperative setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17621446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Physician-nurse collaboration is crucial for safe patient care, particularly in the complex setting of the surgical arena. In this study, the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration was used to measure physicians' and nurses' perceptions and attitudes toward collaboration in the surgical setting and to determine whether there were differences in these perceptions based on gender, nursing specialty, or length of experience. Results showed that nurses had a more positive attitude toward collaboration than did physicians. Differences in attitudes based on gender could not be determined, and nursing specialty was not a significant factor. Length of experience, however, proved to have an interesting influence.
L Suzanne Sterchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AORN journal     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0001-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  AORN J     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-10     Completed Date:  2007-10-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372403     Medline TA:  AORN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-57     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
(c) AORN, Inc, 2007.
Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Cooperative Behavior*
Nurses / psychology*
Perioperative Nursing
Physician-Nurse Relations*
Physicians / psychology*
Professional Autonomy
Sex Factors
Surgical Procedures, Operative

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