Examining Nurse Leader/Manager-Physician Communication Strategies: A Pilot Study

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dc.contributor.advisor Ford, Debra J.
dc.contributor.author Jantzen, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Ford, Debra J. en
dc.contributor.editor Neuberger, Geri
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T16:28:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T16:28:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.created 2012
dc.date.issued 2012-07-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/1098
dc.description.abstract A shared goal of all health care providers is to provide safe and quality care (IOM, 1972). In order to provide this there needs to be an understanding of how the communication of that care is delivered (IPEC, 2011). After a literature review we found no existing studies that described specific communication strategies used by nurse leaders to navigate nurse-physician communication and collaboration. Therefore, in this study we sought to gain initial insight from nurse leaders about how they were able to successfully navigate effective communication and collaboration with physicians. This pilot study used a qualitative approach to generate nurse leader/manager-reported strategies, using an interview guide developed from a literature review of the nurse-physician communication and collaboration literature. A convenience sample of six nurse leaders/managers at a large, Midwestern hospital was interviewed. Five themes, teamwork, respect, being direct, building relationships and role modeling were generated from the interview responses that provide initial direction for understanding effective nurse-physician communication.
dc.description.sponsorship University of Kansas School of Nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Honors Program
dc.format.extent 8 pages
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal of BSN Honors Research
dc.title Examining Nurse Leader/Manager-Physician Communication Strategies: A Pilot Study
dc.subject.cinahl Nurse Managers
dc.subject.cinahl Nurse-Physician Relations
dc.subject.cinahl Communication
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