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Interprofessional relations: case studies of working relationships between Registered Nurses and general practitioners in rural Australia

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Blue, I and Fitzgerald, MA, Interprofessional relations: case studies of working relationships between Registered Nurses and general practitioners in rural Australia, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 11, (3) pp. 314-321. ISSN 0962-1067 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-2702.2002.00591.x

Abstract

• Interprofessional working relationships of nurses and doctors have been discussed in the literature but are less frequently the subject of research. • A review of international research on nurse–doctor professional relationships conducted over 30 years (1966–99) shows that the relationship is of interest predominantly to nurses. • From a series of interviews with nurses and doctors, as part of a case study of four rural health services, harmonious working relationships between nurses and doctors were examined. • Further analysis reveals many aspects of nurse–doctor relationships that are traditional and common across many contexts. There are, however, some aspects that are specific to the rural nature of the working context and relate well to contemporary advances in nursing knowledge and confidence.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:interprofessional relationships, nurse–doctor relations, rural practice.
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
ID Code:64165
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Nurse Education Unit
Deposited On:2010-07-02
Last Modified:2011-10-24
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