Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Nurse’s Perceptions and Problems About the Health Care Team at the One Government Hospital

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2008; 16: 102-113
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Purpose: The aim of this descriptive study was to determine nurse’s perceptions and problems about the health care team at the one government hospital.

Method: The universe of the study consisted of 353 nurses who working in one state hospital and the sample of the study were 250 nurses who were accept to participation of study. Data were collected by using “Nursing Information Form” which had been developed by researchers, included information about demographic characteristics and nursing perceptions and problems about the health care team.

Results: 85.6% nurses stated that the physician was the first health care team member which responsible from health. All of the nurses represented that collaboration among health care professionals was essential, but 68% of the nurses stated that they experienced problem with other health care professionals, 54.4% of the nurses experienced problem with their colleagues. Nurses stated problems about physician, duty, authority and responsibility, collision of knowledge, workload, individuality difference, communication from woman to woman, disagreement in work-plan, incomplete knowledge about patients, and reluctance about professional development. It was determined that 96% of the nurses represented their primary roles as “care giving”, 95.6% of the nurses “patient education”, 88.4% of the nurses “work for the professional nursing ”, 86.8% of the nurses “perform the physician’s directive”, 82% of the nurses “perform research to improve nursing care”, 80.8% of the nurses “management of nursing practice and education”, 69.2% of the nurses “perform of the coordination among health care professionals”, 65.2% of the nurses “perform of the coordination among health care professionals and patients/family/community” 53.2% of the nurses “act as a advocate of patients/family/ community”

Conclusions: In this study all of the nurses stated that collaboration among health care professionals was essential, but nurses told that they experienced problem with other health care professionals, their colleagues, and health care system during nursing practice.

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